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EDITED BY 
JAMES BEVERIDGE, M.A., 

RECTOR OF LINLITHGOW ACADEMY ; 
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JAMES RUSSELL, 

TOWN CLERK OF LINLITHGOW. 






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PREFACE, 



THE Johnsouns were a well-known old burgher family in 
Linlithgow. As Traders they are found amongst the 
Customars, and as Civic Chiefs in the Magistracy. William 
Johnsoun was the King's Cup Bearer ; Patrick Johnsoun, a 
Collector of the King's Rents ; Hugh Johnsoun was Head Cook 
to the King, and Margaret Johnsoun, Brewer to the King. Schir 
Thomas Johnsoun's name first appears in the Linlithgow Records 
in 1528, but of his parentage not a trace has been found, although 
his connection with work at the Palace, and his ■ various Church 
preferments, may lead to the surmise that he was connected with 
one of the former office bearers in the Royal Household. The 
existing records show that from 1528 to the end of 1578 he gave 
faithful service as the leading official in the community. He was 
a busy man, probably the busiest man in the county, and in an age 
of pluralists surpassed all his local contemporaries in the number 
of offices he held. 

He was Chaplain of the Altar of St. Bridget in the Parish 
Church in October 1529, but resigned before 13th April 1534.^ 
He was also Chaplain of the Altar of the Holy Saviour by October 
1532,^ and retained this chaplainry till his death. From an early 
date till the end he held also the Chaplainry of the Altar of St. 
John the Evangelist, an appointment which he owed to his connec- 
tion with the Hamilton family, the patrons of the altar being the 
Hamiltons of Kincavil (Kingscavil). In 1536 he is designated 
Chaplain of the Altar of St. Ninian at Blackness, of which the 
Burgh held the patronage under Royal Charter — another life 
appointment. He apparently held this chaplainry at first by 
private arrangement with David Hutoun, the incumbent, who 
acted for many years as his Clerk. But the official presentation to 
the chaplainry as Hutoun's successor is dated 5th June 1543.^ On 
the death of Henry Louk, Johnsoun succeeded him as curatus of 
the Parish Church of Linlithgow. The date of the appointment is 
not known, but he is so designated on 26th April 1553.^ 

At the Reformation Johnsoun ceased to style himself chaplain 
from December 1560 till April 1561, but thereafter, except in a 
few instances, he retained the designation. The evidence is clear 
that he enjoyed for life the endowments of his clerical appoint- 
ments ; for instance he granted a feu charter of lands at Blackness 

^ Burgh Court Book. 

'-^Register of the Privy Seal, XVIII., 49. 

^ Protocol Book of James Foulis, Linlithgow. 



iv Preface, 

belonging to the Chapel of St. Ninian on 9th April 1577,^ and 
another on 31st May 1577.^ It is interesting to note that at the 
Reformation he retained as his own property the new Chapel of 
St. Ninian at Blackness, which he had just erected. The bay to 
the west of the Chapel is still known as Johnsoun's Bay. 

At different periods he held the offices of Town Clerk or of 
Deputy Town Clerk, mainly, however, before the Reformation, as 
is evident from the dates of the deeds relating to Burghal holdings, 
and from the fact that the oldest Burgh Court Book is in his 
handwriting. 

The oldest existing records of Linlithgow Sheriff Court, dating 
from 1 54 1, are also in Johnsoun's handwriting. He acted as 
Sheriff Clerk at different periods during a series of years, either 
by himself or jointly with another, but did not hold office 
continuously.^ 

Johnsoun acted as Deputy Master of Works of Linlithgow 
Palace, when Sir James Hamilton of Finnart was Master of Works 
and Captain of the Palace. His name is recorded in the official 
accounts of 14th October 1526,* February 1535/6,* and 28th August 
1536.* Other entries are also given in the Exchequer Rolls. 

He was frequently engaged as Finnart's Law Agent in his 
numerous land transactions throughout the south and middle of 
Scotland. After the execution of his patron on i6th August 1540, 
Johnsoun continued to act as lawyer on behalf of Finnart's son. 
Sir James Hamilton of Crawfurdjohn, and of his son, Sir James 
Hamilton of Liberton. The connection with three generations 
of this most important branch of the Hamilton family led in 
Johnsoun's earlier and more active years to his employment by the 
local representatives of the numerous and powerful Hamilton clan. 

Some years after Finnart's death Johnsoun appears to have 
become Law Agent to Lord Fleming, and to have resided mainly 
at Biggar from 1545 to 1552, where Lord Fleming was engaged in 
founding and building the Collegiate Church. Yet he never quite 
lost touch with Linlithgow, but paid frequent visits, each recorded 
by legal transactions. 

During the last years of his life Johnsoun dropped most of his 
work for the great families, but found numerous clients among the 
tenant farmers of Linlithgowshire and the adjoining districts of 
Stirlingshire. 

I Register of Privy Seal, XLIX., 118. 
'^Protocol Book of Andrew Ker, V. II, Pt. II., 64. 
^ Sheriff Court Records (in the Register House). 
* Register of Privy Seal, VI. 31, X. 81, and X. 152. 



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Preface, v 

One of his local contemporaries was Schir Ninian Winzet, 
school master of Linlithgow, afterwards Abbot of Ratisbon. In 
his " Tractates," Winzet relates how he was " expellit and schott 
out of that his kindly town, and from his tender freindis thair." 
Doubtless Johnsoun was one of the tender friends, for in 1571, long 
after his banishment, Winzet is recorded as witness to a deed. 
Was Winzet then on a visit, not elsewhere mentioned, to his old 
friend ? 

The contrast in style between Johnsoun's use of Latin and of 
the vernacular is remarkable. The Latin is unclassical, but the 
thought is always clear. On the other hand his vernacular is 
obscure, clumsy, and an instrument he was incapable of using 
efficiently. This was the weakness of the man, not of the period, 
for Winzet's clear and vigorous use of the vernacular is remarkable. 

Considerable sections of his Protocol Books and of the Burgh 
Court Book are missing. It is quaintly noted in an entry in the 
Burgh Court Book, dated 30th March 1564, " It wes funden that 
the marow of it is revin out." As many of the missing sections are 
covered by the Reformation Period, one may fairly conclude that 
these contain deeds relating to Church property. 

Johnsoun's last deed is unfinished, and is dated 21st September 
1578. In Andrew Ker's Protocol Book, Vol. II., a,fif. 5/6, he is 
designated in a deed dated 8th October 1579, " the late Dominus 
Thomas Johnsoun." 

A few years ago, when foundations for a house were being dug 
at Blackness on ground formerly attached to the Chapel which 
Johnsoun built there, there was unearthed the- skeleton of what had 
been a big burly man. There was nothing, so far as the labourers 
could note, to indicate the identity of the dead, but they may have 
disturbed the unrecorded resting-place of Schir Thomas Johnsoun, 
Chaplain and Notary Public. 

Many difficulties cropped up in the preparation of the Abstract, 
and we have to acknowledge the friendly help given by Dr. JOHN 
Maitland Thomson, Professor R. K. Hannay, Mr. WiLLlAM 
Angus of the Record Office, Mr. John Minto, Librarian of the 
Signet Library, and others. 

Appended hereto is a reproduction of the original of number 
624 of the abstract, showing the Notary's Docquet and Signum, 
which has been photographed for us by Mr. WILLIAM W. Spence, 
Chemist, Linlithgow. 

JAMES BEVERIDGE, 

JAMES RUSSELL. 

Linlithgow, 20th May 1920. 



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PROTOCOL BOOKS 



OF 



Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, 
1528-1578. 



VOLUME I. 

Folios 1-4 missing. 

Folio 5. 
L Fragment of Instrument of Sasine, following on Charter by John Lewyng- 
stoun in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun, in half the lands of 
Manerstoun and Medop. Witnesses to the sasine, James Nesmyth, 
Matthew Hammyltoun in Mylburne, John Caling, and Matthew 
Hammyltoun in Lathame. 

2. Instrument, on refusal of a superior to receive a vassal, narrating 

that William Sandelandis of Hilhous, procurator for James Hammyltoun 
of Kincavill, sheriff of Linlithqu, appeared at the dwelling-place 
of Lord John Lyndesay of Byris, at Struthirs, and there produced 
Royal Letters, charging the said Lord John to infeft the said James 
Hammyltoun in half the lands of Bynis with Corsflat and half of Philip- 
stoun, together with the superiority of the other half of Bynis (belonging 
to the said James Hammyltoun), also in the superiority of the two-merk 
land of Dunterveycrage (belonging to Alexander Hepburne), and of 
the five-merk land of Philipstoun (belonging to James Craufurd in 
Bonitoun). But the said Lord sent out his servant John Baxster of 
Quhelt to intimate that he refused to see the procurator or to peruse the 
letters. Whereupon the said procurator took instruments. At the gates 
of Struthirs 18 October 1528. Witnesses to the instrument, Andrew 
Simsoun, John Walkar, William Baxster, Henry Myddelair and James 
Simsoun. 

3. Instrument of Sasine, following on Charter by Robert Foulis, burgess of 

Linlithqw, in favour of John Johnsoun, also burgess of said burgh, in 4 
roods of land, called Fewarlandis, with the headrig, lying in the territory 
of Bonitoun and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, between the lands of Patrick 
Crechtoun on the east, the King's lands on the west, the lands of the said 
Robert Foulis on the south, and the road called the Lonyng of Bonitoun 
on the north. Dated 4 May 1 529. Witnesses to the sasine, John Young, 
Patrick Coll, Alexander Blake, John Craufurd, indweller in Bonitoun. 

Folios 5-6. 

4. Obligation by George Wilyemsoun, dwelling in Estir Pentosken, 

to Agnes Forrest, Lady of Estir Pentosken, to faithfully satisfy 
her for the grassums, mails, and other emoluments for occupying 
and labouring the said lands of Estir Pentosken. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the house of the said Agnes,^ the 30 of May 1529. 

1 On the site of No. 96 High Street. 
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2 Protocol Books of Domintis Thomas Johnsoun. [1528-1578 

Witnesses, William Dennestoun, William Balderstoun, and John 
Hendersoun. 

5. Obligation by John Hammyltoun, dwelling in Kincadyowlaw, to 

William Hammyltoun in Pardovvin, to faithfully satisfy him for the 
grassums, mails and other emoluments for occupying and labouring 
the said lands of Kincadyowlaw. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain, the 26 of July 1529. 
Witnesses, William Hammyltoun of Humbe, John Myllar, and Archi- 
bald Listoun. 

6. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ narrating that Robert Craufurd, 

son and heir of the late Robert Craufurd of Beircroftis, proceeded to his 
lands of Beircroftis, lying in the Barony of Kerss, Regality of Broychtoun, 
and Sheriffdom of Stirling, with Robert Craufurd, his son and heir 
apparent ; and there gave sasine in the said lands of Beircroftis to his 
said son ; reserving his own liferent. John Hammyltoun in Parkle sought 
instruments on behalf of the said Robert Craufurd, Done on the said 
lands of Beircroftis, the 13 of December 1529. Witnesses, Dominus 
Henry Louk, curate of Linlithqw, W^illiam Straherne, John Gyb, Gavin 
Hart, and Patrick Brone. 

7. Protestation by Elizabeth Brone, wife of Robert Craufurd of Beircroftis, 

that the sasine in the lands of Beircroftis in favour of her son Robert 
Craufurd should not prejudice her liferent in the said lands. .Place, date 
and witnesses as in the sasine. 

Polios 6-7. 

8. Ratification by Elizabeth Cunyghame, wife of William Baldirstoun, burgess 

of Linlithqw, of a conveyance to him of all her goods for his use till her 
death. Done at Linlithqw, in the said William Baldirstoun's house, on 
the 6 of January 1529/30. Witnesses, Allan Lychtman, James Laverok, 
and William More, burgesses of Linlithqw. 

9. Instrument of Donation narrating that at a court held on the lands of 

Bonitoun by William Hammyltoun of Stakkis, bailie for Sir James 
Hammyltoun of Fynnard, appeared Andrew Keyr with John Keyr his 
cousin, and there the said Andrew bestowed and gifted on the said John 
all right and claim which he had to two oxgangs of land, formerly occupied 
by the late Michael Keyr, lying in the territory of Bonitoun, in the 
Sheriffdom of Linlithqw, Done at the said court, the 27 of January 
1529/30. Witnesses, George Hammyltoun of Medop, William Hammyl- 
toun of Kincavil, Robert Hammyltoun in Philipstoun, Mr. John Knollis, 
David Hakkat, William Dennestoun, and John Craufurd, sergeant. 

10. Instrument of Investiture narrating that Archibald Levyngstoun of Castel- 
cary, with consent of his mother Marion Hepburne, appeared in the chapel 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, lying at the east end of the town of Linlithqw, 
and there invested Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain, in the office of 
chaplain of the said chapel for his lifetime, " with all its rights and 
pertinents, fruits, income, annualrents, lands, emoluments, oblations, and 
all other just pertinents whatsoever" ; on condition that he perform in 
the said chapel "divine services used and wont for the souls of the 
founders^ of the said chapel according to the tenor of the foundation made 
by them m times past, and for the souls of their successors and of all the 
faithful dead," as he should answer at the dayof judgement. Investment 
was given to the said chaplain by delivery to him of the keys, chalice, 

1 This chapel was founded by Henry Livingston of Middlebinning : charter 14 May 
1496. Re?. Mag. Sig. II. 2333. 



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book, and other furniture of the altar. Done in the said chapel, the 2T of 
February 1529/30. Witnesses, James Lithqw, Peter Bell, Bartholomew 
Cuk alias Wobster, Thomas Lausoun, Robert Gray, and John Ker. 

Folios 7-8. 

11. Obligation by Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain, in favour of Archibald 

Lewyngstoun of Castlecary, patron of the chapel of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, situated at the east end of the town of Linlithgow, to construct a 
cooptorium or sylour,^ over the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the 
said chapel, at a cost of ^3 Scots, between this date and Pentecost 1531. 
In default, the patron is authorised to draw the revenues of the chapel 
to the value of ^3, to be spent in completing the work. Place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 10. . - 

12. Instrument of Sasine, following on a charter by Dominus Andrew Flemyng, 

chaplain of the altar of St. Anthony, founded and situated in the Parish 
Church of Linlithqw, in favour of John Young and his wife Helen 
Hammyltoun, in an annualrent of six shillings furth of the said chaplain's 
tenement,^ lying in the burgh of Linlithqw on the north side of the High 
Street,^ between the lands of George Kent on the west, and the lands of 
James Craufurd on the east. Sasine given by James Robisoun, one of 
the bailies of Linlithqw, by the delivery of a penny, as use is in burgh. 
Done on the ground of the said tenement on i March 1 529/30. Witnesses, 
Dominus Henry Louk, chaplain and curate of Linlithqw, Dominus 
Archibald Fawp, chaplain, William Davisoun, Patrick Merschell, and 
John Baxster, sergeant. 

13. Notarial Instrument and Protest against intrusion, on behalf of Robert 

Craufurd of Beircroftis, quashing and nullifying a pretended sasine in 
the lands of Beircroftis,* recently given by Andrew Hammyltoun, bailie 
for Robert, Lord Abbot of Holyrood,^ to William Carncorss. Done on 
the said lands of Beircroftis, by the breaking of a dish, on the 5 March 
1529/30. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in Parklie, Andrew Johnsoun, 
David Alexander, William Pawtoun, Nicholas Burne, and Patrick Burne. 

14. Certification of Judicial Act in the burgh court, by John Caling, discharging 

William Straherne, King's Messenger, of all claims connected with the 
estate of the late Allan Landellis, burgess of Edinburgh. Done in the 
house of Richard Craufurd, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, on 5 March 
1529/30. Witnesses, Robert Grynlaw, Robert Johnsoun, Dominus 
Henry Louk, curate of Linlithqw, and Dominus David Uthoun, chaplain 
and notary public. 

15. Mandate granted by Robert Craufurd of Beircroftis to Mr. Henry Laudir, 

James Carmour, John Lethame, William Blakstok, John Touch, John 
Hammyltoun in Parklie, and William Stensoun, jointly and severally, to 
present before James, Archbishop of St. Andrews or his vicar, a 
dispensation, dated 26 June 1 530 and sealed with the seal of the office of 
the Penitentiary of the Roman Court, sanctioning the marriage of the 
said Robert with Elizabeth Brone, which had been contracted in 
ignorance of their relationship within the degrees forbidden by the 
Church. Done at Beircroftis, 2 October 1530. Witnesses, Henry 
Alexander, Thomas Browne, and David Alexander. 

^ Lat. canopeum, Scot, siller = a canopy. 

2 On the site of No. 136 High Street. 

' Vicus regius, lit. the King's Street, a general designation, is rendered IJigh Street, 

4 See No. 6. 

* Robert Carncorss, Abbot, 1528- 1546. 



4 Protocol Books of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun. [i 528-1 578 

16. Donation by Agnes Forrest, widow of William Singlar, dwelling in the 

burgh of Linlithqw, of all her goods movable and immovable, with 
right to enter into possession before the death of the donor, in favour of 
Agnes Edmestoun, her aunt, and her heirs ; whom failing, to Margaret 
Edmestoun, sister of the said Agnes Edmestoun, and her heirs ; whom 
failing, to Libra Cornwale, wife of Archibald Hammyltoun, and her 
heirs ; whom failing, to the heirs whomsoever of the said donor. Done 
in the house of the donor, in presence of Mr. John Knollis, bailie of the 
said burgh, the 5 of October 1530. Witnesses, Lord John Hay of 
Yestir, Mr. John Knollis, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, William 
Baldirstoun, and Dominus John Manderstoun, chaplain and notary 
public. 

Folios 9-10. 

17. Donation by Isabella Mailvile, daughter of the late David Mailvile and his 

wife Elizabeth Wardlaw now deceased, of her bairn's part of gear, in 
favour of John Crummy, younger, son and heir apparent of John 
Crummy, burgess of Edinburgh, and Margaret Mailvile his wife, aunt of 
the donor, in respect of her education and maintenance for eight years, 
and of two payments of eight merks Scots. Done at the {indagine) 
Park^ of Linlithqw, at 10 a.m. on the 11 of October 1530. Witnesses, 
Dominus Henry Louk, curate of Linlithqw, Friar John Maxwell and 
Friar John Rucht, of the Order of Preaching Friars in the burgh of 
Edinburgh. 

18. Obligation by John Crummy, burgess of Edinburgh, now living in the town 

of Linlithqw, to pay to Dominus Henry Louk, curate of Linlithqw, the 
sum of five pounds Scots for daily masses for the space of a year, for the 
soul of his wife who has just died in Linlithqw, for the souls of his 
children who have also died there, and for himself now lying in grave 
peril. Done, in time of pestilence, at the Park of Linlithqw, at 3 p.m. on 
the 1 1 of October 1530. Witnesses, Matthew Dalmahoy, John Dalmahoy, 
Robert Wethirspune, and Dominus Thomas Kent, chaplain.. 

19. Obligation by John Young, dwelling in Laswaid, . and his wife 

Lychtman, to pay to Nichol Watsoun, dwelling in Davvkeitht, 
and his wife Marion Lychtman, grand-daughter of the late Luke 
Lychtman, the sum of six pounds Scots as price of half of the 
tenement ^ in Linlithqw, on the south side of the King's Street, lying 
between the tenement of John Spenss on the east, and the tenement of 
Robert Perry on the west. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Richard 
Craufurd, the 5 of February 1 530/1. Witnesses, Richard Craufurd, 
William Straherne, messenger, Dominus Henry Louk, curate of 
Linlithqw, and James Bischop. 

Folios 10-11. 

20. Instrument narrating that Richard Craufurd, burgess of Linlithqw, sitting 

in his own house at his dining-table {in mensale tabula)^ acknowledged 
that he had received from his wife Elizabeth Louk certain money in gold 
and silver to be spent in making a drinking-cup, in the vernacular a 
maseir, with a large silver band on the upper part and a large silver foot, 
both gilt with gold, with the inscription in Greek letters, '■^ Ihesiis est 
a7nor meusi^'' and bearing the arms of the said Richard in the middle ; 
and further declared that the said maseir should be the property of the 
said Elizabeth his wife and their children, whom failing, of the heirs of 
the said Elizabeth whomsoever. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the 

^ The King's hunting-park on the north side of the Loch, now known as Parkhead. 
2 On the site of No. 43 High Street. 



1528-1578] Protocol Books of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun. j. 

said Richard, the 8 of June 1531. Witnesses, Robert Grinlaw, Stephan 
Wass, Archibald Listoun, Henry Louk, curate of Linlithqw, and 
Dominus David Hutoun, chaplain and notary public. 

21. Redemption by John Mongall in Newhouscs from Henry Mongall, son and 

heir of the late John Mongall, for the sum of eight pounds Scots, of a 
piece of meadow in Newhouses. The said Henry resigns the said piece 
of meadow in favour of the said John, and warrants him of the third part 
of the said sum at the hands of Elizabeth Quytquhen, widow of the late 
John Mongall. Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of Dominus Thomas 
Johnsoun, notary, the 10 of August 1 531. Witnesses, Robert Callenter 
of Bancloycht, Thomas Caveris, burgess of Linlithqw, and Robert Suord. 

22. Discharge by Robert Knollis, son of the late Sir William Knollis,i preceptor 

of Torfychyn, in favour of James Hammyltoun of Kincawill, sheriff of 
Linlithqw, of the purchase price of the said Robert's liferent of the lands 
of Bavvhormy,^ lying within the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, as also of all 
his other lands, tofts, crofts, buildings or tenements within or without the 
burgh of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the said James Hammyltoun's 
house,-^ the 16 of August 1531. Witnesses, Allan Hammyltoun in 
Wilyemcraggis, William Alexander, Patrick Masoun, Donald Gibsoun, 
John Loverans, and Matthew Hammyltoun. 

23. Liferent Sasine, given propriis manibus^ by James Hammyltoun of Kincawill 

to his wife Janet Creichtoun, Lady of Blackness, in his lands of Maner- 
stoun, lying in the barony of Abircorne and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. 
Done on the said lands, the 15 of September 1531. Witnesses, William 
Sandelandisof Hillhouss, Matthew Hammyltoun, and Dominus Alexander 
Bege, chaplain. 

Folio 12. 

24. Discharge by John Hammyltoun in Parklie of a cautionary obligation in his 

favour entered into by William Beir and John Wawane, burgesses of 
Linlithqw, to pay twenty merks Scots to William Hammyltoun in 
Pardowin on behalf of the said John Hammyltoun. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the lodging of John Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, the 17 of 
September 1531. Witnesses, Allan Hammyltoun, Robert Johnsoun, and 
Alexander Frebarne. 

25. Notarial Protest by Elizabeth Patersoun, wife of John Wawane, burgess of 

Linlithqw, against a pretended sasine in a tenement * in Linlithqw, lying 
on the north side of the High Street between the lands of John Goff on 
the west and the lands of Thomas Sammell on the east, recently given 

at the hands of bailie of Linlithqw to John Goff. Done on the 

ground of the said tenement by the breaking of a dish, the 25 of 
September 1531. Witnesses, William Foulis, Robert Scott, Robert 
Johnsoun, Robert Toddrick, John Lyntoun, and John Baxster, sergeant. 

26. Judicial Ratification by Janet Creichtoun, wife of James Hammyltoun of 

Kincavill, of a resignation by her in favour of William Hammyltoun in 
Pardowin for his infeftment in two oxgangs of the lands of Kincavill then 
occupied by him. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the late Henry 
Creichtoun,^ in presence of John Hammyltoun, bailie of Linlithqw, at a 

1 Preceptor, 1475-1508. 

2 Temple lands of Bormie in the parish of Linlithgow. 
' Afterwards Arran's lodging. 

^ On the site of No. 182 High Street. 

* On the site of 89 High Street. Late Henry Creichtoun of Riccarton (Linlithgow). 



6 Protocol Books of Dominus Thomas J ohnsoMfi. [1528-1578 

court held and sworn by the said bailie, the 2 of November 1531. 
Witnesses, Matthew Hammyltoun, William Sandelandis of Hilhouss, 
Thomas Coupar, and John Baxster, sergeant. 

27. Notarial Protest by the said Janet Creichtoun that her right of conjunct fee 

in the said two oxgangs of land shall not be prejudiced, when her 
husband or his heirs regain possession thereof. Place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 26. 

Folios 12-13. 

28. Instrument of Sasine, in favour of the said William Ham.-.iyltoun, in the said 

two oxgangs of Kincavill lands, referred to in Nos. 26 and 27, following on 
a precept of sasine, directed by James Hammyltoun of Kincavill and his 
wife Janet Creichtoun to their bailies, Robert Hammyltoun in Philipstoun 
and John Hammyltoun his son, and dated at Linlithqw, 2 November 
1 53 1. Witnesses to precept, Matthew Hammyltoun, William Sandelandis 
of Hilhous, Thomas Coupar, William Hammyltoun of Humbe, and 
Robert Foulis, notary public. Date of Sasine, 3 November 1531. 
Witnesses, John Hammyltoun, bailie of Linlithqw, Alexander Blake, 
James Robisoun, and George Bard, sergeant. 

29. Instrument of Redemption, granted by Lady Christina Edmestoun, widow 

of John Lord Ross of Halkheid, in favour of James Hammyltoun of 
Kincawill, of the lands of Quhitbawkkis, lying in the sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw, in respect of the payment to her of one hundred merks by 
William S'andelandis of Hilhousis, procurator for the said James. Done 
at the house of the said Lady Christina at Tortrawin, the 3 of November 
1 531. Witnesses, Andrew Ross, John Ross, Robert Ross and Robert 
Grynlaw. 

Folios 13-14. 

30. Pledge, given by John Hammyltoun in Parklie, on behalf of Matthew, 

Thomas, William, Mungo and John Straherne, hounders-out^ and men of 
war {immissores et bellatores)^ sons of the late James Straherne, warrant- 
ing the tenants and occupiers of the lands of Boithwelschellis against all 
skaith in person and goods at the hands of the Strahernes. James 
Hammyltoun of Boithwell is procurator for the said tenants. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the house of John Young, burgess, the 6 of November 1531. 
Witnesses, William Young, John Young, John Farlie, and John Hammyl- 
toun, dwelling in Schottis. 

31. Instrument of Premonition, given by James Hammyltoun of Kincawill to 

Archibald Craufurd of Hanyng, to appear in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw on Friday the 10 instant, to receive certain sums of money in 
payment of redemption of the lands of Bawhormy, lying in the barony of 
Bawhormy and in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, under a letter of reversion 
granted by the said Archibald Craufurd to Robert Knollis and his 
assignees. Done at the house of the said Archibald, the 8 of November 
1 531. Witnesses, Archibald Craufurd, James Duncane, Robert Craufurd 
and Matthew Hammyltoun. 

32. Instrument narrating that Robert Foulis, burgess of Linlithqw, with consent 

of his heir Henry Foulis, acknowledged that he had granted to his son 
William Foulis one and a half acres of land,^ on the north side of the 
road to Blackness, then occupied by John Wawane, burgess of the said 
burgh, lying between the lands of the late Richard Craufurd, then occupied 
by Janet Empsells, on the east, and the lands of Helen Kincaid on the 

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west ; in special warrandice of letters of tack of the half of the lands of 
Bonitoun, Flashill and Bogsyd. Done in the Parish^^Church of Linlithqw, 
the 12 of November ^ 1531. Witnesses, Thomas Franss, James Brokkas, 
John Wawane, John Saltoun, Peter Browne, Archibald Listoun, Patrick 
Akinhcid and David Rait. 

33. Obligation by William Foulis, son of Robert Foulis, burgess of Linlithqw, 

to Robert Foulis, his father, and Henry Foulis, son and heir of the late 
Anselm Foulis, and also heir of the said Robert, relative to the said 
William's tack for five years from Martinmas 1531 of the lands of 
Flashill, Bogsyd and half of Bonitoun, not to enter, labour or occupy 
the said lands in whole or in part, but to give them up, at the ish of his 
lease, under a penalty of forty pounds Scots. Place, date and witnesses, 
as in No. 32. 

Folio 15. 

34. Bond granted by Euphemia Lewyngstoun, widow of John Gowane, and 

her son Henry Gowane, in favour of John Hammyltoun, bailie of the 
burgh of Linhthqw, for the ten pounds Scots, for which she renounces 
her right of terce in two acres of land on the south side of the burgh 
lying between the lands of the Carmelite Friars on the east and south, 
and the lands of Agnes Forrest on the west and north ; and authorises 
the said John to retain possession until repayment of the ten pounds. 
Superior of the two acres, the laird of Colstoun. Done at Linlithqw, in 
the chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain, the 21 of 
November 1531. Witnesses, Matthew Hammyltoun in Lathame, Robert 
Robison, and Richard Gib. 

35. Consent by John Lychtman, heir apparent of Allan Lychtman, burgess of 

Linlithqw, to the said Allan's expressed intention to mortify a portion of 
his heritage to the Church for prayers for the safety of his soul. Done 
at Linlithqw, in the said Allan's house, at 6 a.m. of the 26 of November ^ 
1 53 1. Witnesses, Patrick Coll, Robert Townnis and Dominus Henry 
Loukj curate of Linlithqw. 

36. Testimonial containing Complaint and Appeal, addressed by Dominus 

James Fyntoun, chaplain and schoolmaster of Linlithqw, to James, 
Archbishop of St. Andrews, and praying for redress against an act by 
Dominus Thomas Malvill, chaplain, and Mr. William Johnston, 
commissaries for Mr. James Simson, principal official of St. Andrews in 
the Archdeaconry of Lothian, delivered in their Consistorial Court at 
Edinburgh, and ordering the said Dominus James to demit his office of 
schoolmaster of Linlithqw\ Done in the Parish Church of Linlithgow, 
the 10 of December 1 1531. Witnesses, Domini John Spettale, John 
Pollart, Patrick Newlandis, Andrew Flemyng and Henry Louk, 
chaplains, William Wilson and Robert Townnis. 

Folios 15-16. 

37. Resignation by Dominus David Hammyltoun, rector of Kilbryd and 

chaplain of the chapel of Drumry, of the said chapel and chaplainry, 
lying within the diocese of Glasgow, in favour of Lawrence Craufurd of 
Kilburne, as in the hands of the principal donator, patron and holder of 
the legal gift of the said chapel and chaplainry. Done by delivery of a 
book in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, the 30 of December 1531. 
Witnesses, Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, Matthew Hammyltoun 
in Lathame, Robert Craufurd, John Gudlawid, Domini Patrick Newlandis 
and James Newlandis, chaplains. 

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38. Acknowledgement by Dominus David Hammyltoun, rector of Kilbryd, 

that he had granted a five years' tack of the lands of Jordanhill, 
belonging to the chaplainry of the chapel of Drumry, lying in the diocese 
of Glasgow, in favour of Thomas Hammyltoun, burgess of Hammyltoun ; 
and obligation by Lawrence Craufurd of Kilburne, on behalf of himself 
and of the chaplain for the time being, in favour of the said Dominus 
David, to observe the terms of the said tack, under penalty of one 
hundred pounds Scots, half to be paid to the Cathedral Church of 
Glasgow and half to the party damaged. Date, place and witnesses as in 
No. 37. 

39. Demission by Dominus James Fyntoun, chaplain, in presence of James 

Hammyltoun, sheriff of Linlithqw, and also of the bailies of the burgh of 
Linlithqw, of all right and claim as magister or master of the school of 
Linlithqw, in the hands of the said sheriff and of the burgesses of 
Linlithqw. Whereupon James Robisoun, one of the said bailies, took 
instruments on behalf of the said burgesses. Done in the Parish Church 
of Linlithqw, the 2 of January 1531/2. Witnesses, James Hammyltoun, 
sheriff of Linlithqw, Domini John Kynneir, Thomas Kent, chaplains, 
James Kent, William Davisoun, William Sandelandis of Hilhouss, Allan 
Hammyltoun in Williamcraggis, and Patrick Knollis, sergeant. 

40. Protocol of the spotisalia of David Boswale of Auchynflek and Janet 

Hammyltoun, daughter of the late James, Earl of Arrane, Lord 
Hammyltoun. The instrument narrates that they appeared in the 
lodging {hospitiufn) of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart at l^inlithqw, 
in presence of Dominus Henry Louk, curate of Linlithqw, and witnesses. 
There the said David was asked by the curate whether he was resolved 
to take Janet Hammyltoun to wife and to complete marriage with her in 
the form of the Church. The said David confessed that he was ready to 
take the said Janet and to have her as his wife forever {pro perpetud). 
Similarly Janet Hammyltoun asserted that she was content to take the 
said David for her husband. Then shortly after, the said curate with 
consent of both parties with their hands joined betrothed the said David 
and Janet who took oath as is the custom of the Church. Done at 
Linlithqw in the said lodging, at eight in the evening of the 13 of 
February 1531/2. Witnesses, Lord James Hammyltoun Earl of Arrane, 
James Hammyltoun of Kincavill, sheriff of Linlithqw, Adam Stewart of 
Schawtoun, James Nasmyth, Dominus Henry Louk, chaplain and curate 
of Linlithqw, Dominus John Spettale, chaplain, and Robert Towneis, 
sheriff-clerk of Linlithqw. 

Folios 16-17. 

41. Instrument narrating the marriage in facie ecclesicB of the said David 

Boswale and Janet Hammyltoun (writ No. 40). Done in the Parish 
Church of Linlithqw, at four in the morning of the 14 of February 1 531/2. 
Witnesses as in No. 40. 

42. Notice of Removal, given by Agnes Forest, conjunct fiar of Litil Cattilstoun, 

and her husband Mungo Stensoun of Heidmontscheilis, to all tenants of 
the lands of Litil Cattilstoun, in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw. The 
tenants are required to remove at Whitsunday next, unless they have 
previously obtained new leases from their said landlords. Done at a 
court held on the said lands by William Dennistoun, bailie for the said 
Agnes and Mungo, the 27 of February 1531/2. Witnesses, John Ross, 
Robert Skott, John Saltoun and David Thomsoun. 

43. Acknowledgement by Helen Johnsoun, in favour of Patrick Forest, son of 

the late [John] Forest, that the tenements and gardens ^ at the east end of 

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the burgh of Linlithqw, lying betwixt the lands of the Chapel of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary at the east end of the said burgh on the west, and 
the lands of Dominus Thomas Davisoun, chaplain of the altar of St. 
Bridget, on the east, have been sold or pledged to her under reversion 
for fourteen pounds Scots, and that she had received the custody of the 
letters of reversion, which might be asked for by the said Patrick or his 
heirs. Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, 
chaplain, the 23 of March 1 531/2. Witnesses, Henry Newlandis, John 
Bogill, James Gray, and Dominus David Uthoun, chaplain and notary 
public. 

44. Resignation by Robert Foulis, burgess of the burgh of Linlithgow, to 

William Foulis his son, of his liferent, given to the said Robert by 

Newlandis, mother of the late William Foulis, of two tenements, viz., 
one^ on the south side of the King's Street of Linlithqw, lying between 
the lands of the late Henry Forest on the east, and the tenement of 
Janet Empsselis on the west ; and the other on the north side of the 
said street, between the lands of Marion Coupar on the west and the 
lands of Robert Hammyltoun on the east. Done in the Parish Church 
of Linlithqw, the 30 of March 1532. Witnesses, Robert Hammyltoun, 
William Wilsoun, John Wawane, John Gray, John Saltoun, James 
Lochmyln, Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain, and Patrick Knollis, 
sergeant. 

Folios 17-18. 

45. Discharge by John Quhit in Prestoun near Linlithqw, in name and on 

behalf of John Davisoun, son of the late Robert Davisoun and Katherine 
Quhit his wife, to George Salraont, of the sum of seventeen merks five 
shillings Scots, being the said John Davisoun's bairn's part of gear. 
Done in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, the 7 of April'^ 1532. Wit- 
nesses, Allan Hammyltoun, James Nasmyth, John Burne, John Goff, 
Thomas Davisoun, William Young and Peter Mowbra. 

46. Discharge by James Quhit in Prestoun near Linlithqw, in name and on 

behalf of Janet Davisoun, daughter of the late Robert Davisoun and 
Katherine Quhit his wife, to George Salmont, of the sum of twenty-one 
merks Scots, being her bairn's part of gear. Place, date and witnesses 
as in No. 45. 

47. Discharge by William Davisoun in Volkmyltoun near Linlithqw, in 

name and on behalf of William Davisoun, son of the late Robert 
Davisoun and Katherine Quhit his wife, to George Salmont, of the sum 
of seventeen merks five shillings Scots, being the said William 
Davisoun's bairn's part of gear. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 45. 

48. Instrument narrating that Dominus Henry Louk, chaplain and curate of 

the Parish Church of Linlithqw, was present in the said church, at the 
time of high mass, dressed in his sacerdotal vestments, to celebrate the 
sacred mysteries in presence of Dominus John Pollart, chaplain, and 
other priests of the said church. The curate had on a previous Sunday, 
viz., on the 5 of May, denounced and excommunicated John Crumme, 
under letters of the Official of Lothian, at the instance of Wilham 
Wethirspowne and William Lauder, burgesses of Edinburgh. Now the 
said curate asked the said Dominus John whether he had absolved the 
said John Crumme from the said sentence of excommunication. The 
chaplain replied in the affirmative ; but on the curate's request to 
produce the absolution or copies thereof, so that the curate might more 
safely celebrate divine service in presence of the said John Crumme, he 

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absolutely refused to do so ; doubtless with malicious intent to prevent 
the curate from proceeding with the service. Done in the Parish Church 
of Linlithqw, at ten o'clock on the morning of the 19 of May 1532. 
Witnesses, James Robisoun, Robert Skot, George Kent, William Wethir- 
spowne, Domini Patrick Newlandis and Andrew Flemyng, chaplains. 

Folio 19. 

49. Acknowledgement by Isabella Weir, wife of William Hammyltoun in 

Gilstoun, that her first husband, the late John Hammyltoun in Gilstoun, 
had left thirty-one pounds fourteen shillings and fourpence by his will 
to their daughter Agnes Hammyltoun, and that the said sum remained 
unpaid in the hands of the said Isabella and William. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain, 
the 15 of June 1532. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in Parklie, William 
Straherne, messenger, John Grege, Archibald Listoun and Mungo 
Hammyltoun. 

50. Acknowledgement by Walter Bogill and his wife Marion Gray of the 

forfeiture of the tack of part of the lands of Little Parkle, ^ made to them 
by James Hammyltoun of Kincavill. The instrument narrates that 
Walter Bogill was one of the subtenants of Little Parkle under Marion 
Hepburne, Lady of Castelcary. On the fourth day before Easter 1531 
{quarta feria prius Pascha) James Hammyltoun of Kincavil gave to 
Walter and his wife lawful notice of removal from the lands of Little 
Parkle. On Friday the 26 of May 1531, the said James removed a table 
from their house there in token of removal, and again on Friday of 
Whitsun week {sexta feria abdomedce Penihecostes) appeared at Little 
Parkley and drove all the cattle {botia) to another pasture, protesting that 
if they were found again on the said lands a penalty of five shillings 
Scots for each day would be imposed. Nevertheless James Hammyltoun 
and Walter Bogill came to an agreement whereby the said Walter was 
to hold the said lands in tack for a certain number of years, on condition 
that the cattle of Marion Hepburne were not kept on the lands. Now 
because the said Walter and his wife have failed to keep this condition, 
they acknowledge that they have forfeited the tack. Done at Linlithqw 
in the lodging of James Hammyltoun of Kincavil, the 29 of June 1532. 
Witnesses, William Quhit, John Kent, John Quhit, James Nicholl, and 
Robert Foulis, notary public. 

51. Resignation of wadset over the life-rent of Robert Knollis in the lands of 

Bahormy in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, made by the holder Archibald 
Craufurd of Hanyng to James Hammyltoun of Kincawill by handing 
him a penny. Done in the garden of the lodging of the said James at 
Linlithqw, the 28 of July 1532. Witnesses, John Gib, Matthew 
Hammyltoun, John Johnson, James Brokkas, William Sandelandis of 
Hilhouss, William Craufurd, John Craufurd and James Craufurd. 

Folios 19-20. 

52. Obligation by James Brokkas, burgess of Linlithqw, to pay to Archibald 

Craufurd of Hanyng, the sum of twenty merks Scots between now and 
the feast of St. Luke. Done at Linlithqw, in the garden of James 
Hammyltoun of Kincavill by extending his right hand {per extensionem 
sucB dextrce inanus)^ the 28 of July 1532. Witnesses (except James 
Brokkas) as in No. 51. 

53. Letters of Relaxation from the horn in favour of William Carmichaell of 

that Ilk, Ninian Wilsoun, Laurence Samsoun, George Carmichaell, 
George Ingliss, Andrew Browne and Finlay Cronyane. They were 

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directed from the Lords of Council, under the King's Signet, to James 
Robison, burgess of Linlithqw, as sheriff in that part, and were handed 
by him to the notary to be read aloud. Thereafter the sheriff relaxed 
them from the horn, and in token thereof gave them individually his 
wand of peace {virga pacifica seu virga pads). Done at the market 
cross of Linlithqw, the 3 of August 1532. Witnesses, Patrick Stirling, 
Charles Gaddas,John Hammyltoun in Parklie, James Robisoun younger, 
William Beir and John Forrest. 

54. Letters of Relaxation from the horn in favour of James Stewart of 

Cragehall. Sheriff and procedure as in No. 53. Done at the market 
cross of Linlithqw, the 8 of August 1532. Witnesses, Mr. John Knollis, 
Peter Newlandis, William Straherne, John Forrest, William Alexander 
and John Baxster. 

55. Obligation by William Donaldsoun in Houstone to pay to Allan 

Hammyltoun in Willyemcragis the sum of eighty merks Scots as dowry 
for his daughter Katherine Donaldsoun on her marriage with the said 
Allan. Done in the dwelling-house of the said WiUiam Donaldsoun, 
the II of August 1532. Witnesses, Andrew Nelsoun and Thomas 
Donaldsoun. 

56. Obligation by Allan Hammyltoun to vest his promised wife Katherine 

Donaldsoun in his tack of the lands of Wilyemcragis. Place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 55. 

Folios 20-21. 

57. Instrument of Sasine in half the lands of Drumcroce, lying in the sheriffdom 

of Linlithqw, in favour of Matthew Hammyltoun, brother of Archibald 
Hammyltoun of Lathame, and his wife Marion Hammyltoun ; following 
on a precept of sasine, granted in their favour by Sir James Hammyltoun 
of Fynnard, and directed to John Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 
and Adam Kneland, dated at Linlithqw, 20 July 1532. Witnesses to 
precept, Gavin Kneland, William Snype, Archibald Hammyltoun in 
Repploycht, and Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain and notary public. 
The tenants of the lands are Robert Grayme, John Clerk, Thomas Clerk, 
Patrick Loch, Adam Loch, Adam Warden, William Bissat, John 
Sommerwale, Patrick Speir and Janet Lyon. Sasine given by the 
handing of earth and stone of the lands and shutting of the houses, at 
the house of Patrick Loch on the lands of Drumcroce, the 14 of August 
1532. Witnesses to the sasine, William Hammyltoun of Humbe, Robert 
Grayme, Robert Loch, Patrick Loch, W^illiam Johnsoun, John Hunter, 
Adam Speir, Patrick Speir and Thomas Clerk. 

58. Instrument narrating that Matthew Hammyltoun in Lathame, husband of 

Marion Hammyltoun widow of Thomas Bynnyng ^ of that Ilk, appeared 
on the lands of Easter Bynning,- and there required Thomas Linlithqw, 
servant and factor of David Bynning, to receive a third part of the hay 
growing on the meadows of East Bynnyng, and belonging to them by 
reason of their tack and his wife's terce, and extending to ten and a half 
oxgangs. Thomas Linlithqw on behalf of David Bynnyng refused to 
accept the third. Done at East Bynnyng, the 14 of August 1532. 
Witnesses, William Hammyltoun of Humbe, Robert Hammyltoun in 
Lathame, John Hunter, John Johnsoun, John Cammeron, John Ademsoun 
and Thomas Lang. 

^ Reputed descendant of William Bunnok, the hero of the capture of the castle at 
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59. Instrument narrating that Thomas Lithqw, servant of David Bynnyng, 

appeared on the lands or meadows of Easter Bynnyng, and there offered to 
divide all the hay growing in the meadows into two parts according to 
ancient custom, and required Matthew Hammyltoun, husband of Marion 
Hammyltoun, to do likewise. But the said Matthew refused to do so. 
Place, date and witnesses as in No. 58. 

60. {Fragment.) Elizabeth Bynnyng, daughter of the late Thomas Bynnyng of 

that Ilk, together with Alexander Young, burgess of Edinburgh, her 
curator, and William Hammyltoun in Pardowin, appeared in presence of 
the notary, and there with consent of her curator made and constituted 
.... 23 August 1532. 

Folios 22-27 missing. 

Folio 28. 

61. Fragment of a three years' lease of the rectory and vicarage of Thankartoun, 

in the diocese of Glasgow, by Mr. David Hammyltoun, rector of 
Thankartoun, to Mr. Bernard Balye, rector of Lammyntoun. Record 
taken in the chapel or aisle of St. Katherine the Virgin and Martyr, in 
the Parish Church of Linlithqw, [August 1533J. Witnesses, John 
Hammyltoun of Comskeicht, Mungo Stensoun, bailie of Linlithqw, 
Alexander Hammyltoun of Grange, John Dewar, John Dunss, and 
Dominus James Newlandis, chaplain. 

62. Protocol of Arbitration between Mr. Bernard Balye, rector of Lammyntoun, 

and Mr. David Hammyltoun, rector of Thankartoun, anent the lease of 
the church of Thankartoun. Arbiters on behalf of Mr. Bernard Balye, 
William Balye of Bakbe, Alexander Balye of Carfyne, James Betoun of 
Melgound, and Alexander Balye, brother of the said William Balye ; on 
behalf of Mr. David Hammyltoun, Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, 
John Hammyltoun of Comskeicht, Mungo Stensoun of Hiedmontschellis, 
and Alexander Hammyltoun of Grange. The arbiters took oath by 
touching the Holy Gospels to give their award and sentence according to 
their discretion in all and singular the controversies and debates existing 
between the said parties without any fraud, guile or frivolous exception. 
Place as in No. 61, the 4 of August 1533. Witnesses, Thomas Balye of 
Coomstoun, Alexander Wricht, John Hammyltoun in Parklie, John Dunss, 
Domini James Newlandis and James Coll, chaplains. 

63. Lease by Mr. David Hammyltoun, rector and vicar of Thankartoun, to Mr. 

Bernard Balye, rector of Lammyntoun, for three years of the rectory and 
vicarage of Thankartoun, for a rent of 400 merks a year. The cautioners for 
the rent for the lessee were Alexander Balye of Carfyne and William 3alye 
of Bakbe. And also Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart and Mr. 
Bernard Balye bind themselves to relieve Mr. David Hammyltoun of the 
tax or money payment due to the King from the said rectory and 
vicarage, by reason of the contribution granted to him by the Pope,^ 
during the space of the lease. Moreover, the said Sir James binds 
himself to pay to the said Mr. David the sum of twenty pounds Scots 
as grassum for the said tack. Done at the Parish Church of Linlithqw, 
the 4 of August 1533. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun of Comskeicht, 
Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, his brother, Alexander Hammyltoun of Grange, 
Mungo Stensoun of Heidmontschelis, Dominus John Broune, chaplain, 
John Hammyltoun in Parklie, Robert Hammyltoun in Philipstone, and 
William Hammyltoun of Kincawill. , 

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Folios 28-9. 

64. Appeal to the Papal Court by Mr. David Hammyltoun, rector of Thankar- 

toun, against the decreet arbitral pronounced under Minute of Arbitration 
in No. 62 in favour of Mr. Bernard Balye, rector of Lammyntoun, lessee 
as in No. 63. The decreet was drawn up by Mr. James Browne, Dominus 
David Hutoun and Dominus John Burne, priests and notaries. Done 
in the lodging at Linlithqw of John Young, burgess, the 13 of August 
1533. Witnesses, Mr. John Knollis, bailie, John Young, Dominus 
Andrew Flemyng, chaplain, Mr. James Browne and Dominus David 
Hutoun, chaplains and notaries public. 

Folios 29-30. 

65. Notarial Transumpt, made at the request of Robert Lewyngstoun of Medil- 

bynnyng, of a charter of confirmation, granted by Elizabeth Bynning of 
that Ilk with consent of Alexander Young, notary public, her curator, of 
a charter of sale made by Robert Lewyngstoun of Medilbynning to 
Matthew Hammyltoun, brother german of Archibald Hammyltoun of 
Lathame, and Marion Hammyltoun his wife, of a third part of the lands 
of Easter Bynning, extending to four oxgangs, lying in the sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw, and held in feu from the said Elizabeth. Reddendo four 
silver pennies in blench feu. Charter of sale dated at Linlithqw, the 
II of July 1533. Witnesses, Alexander Lord Levyngstoun, Nichol 
Craufurd of Oxingangis, justice-clerk, Mr. Alexander Robisoun, notary 
public, Henry Lewyngstoun, and Alexander Glen, burgess of Linlithqw. 
The superior reserves her rights under a letter of reversion, made by 

Lewyngstoun to the late Thomas Bynnyng of that Ilk. Charter of 

Confirmation dated at Edinburgh, the 12 of July 1533. Witnesses, 
William Hammyltoun in Pardowin, William Hammyltoun of Humbe, 
Dominus Bartholomew Hammyltoun, vicar of Tempill, Alexander Glen, 
burgess of Linlithqw, and Donald Foulartoun. Transumpt dated at 
Linlithqw in the dwelling-place of the said Robert Levyngstoun, the 14 
of August 1533. Witnesses, Alexander Glen, David Bynnyng, Alexander 
Reddocht, and Dominus Andrew Flemyng, chaplain. 

66. Administration of Oath, taken by Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, before 

James Robisoun, bailie of Linlithqw, faithfully to execute a brieve of 
perambulation, directed to him as depute by Archibald Earl of Argyll, 
Lord Campbell and Lome, Justiciar of Scotland, The lands are the 
lands of Galray, in the sheriffdom of Forfar, which belonged to Lawrence 
Lord Oliphant in heritage and to Elizabeth Keicht, widow of Colin, 
Master of Oliphant, and now wife of William Singlar, in liferent ; and 
half the lands (not specified) belonging to Elizabeth Hepburne wife of 
Mr. Alexander Lewyngstoun of Donypace. The parties interested are 
the said Elizabeth Hepburne and her husband on the one part, and 
Helen Hepburne wife of Sir Patrick Hepburne of Wauchtoun and Patrick, 
their son and heir apparent, on the other part. Done at Linlithqw, the 
6 of October 1533. Witnesses, John Crumme, John Hammyltoun, and 
Dominus David Hammyltoun, chaplain and notary public. 

Folios 30-1. 

67. Administration of Oath as in No. 66. The lands to be perambulated are 

Bellochy and Convanny, in the sheriffdom of Forfar, on the one part, and 
the lands of Galray, in the same sheriffdom, on the other part. Parties, 
place, date and witnesses as in No. 66. 

68. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Elizabeth Bynnyng, daughter and heir 

of the late Thomas Bynnyng of that Ilk, in seven oxgangs of the lands 
of Easter Bynnyng, lying in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw ; following on a 
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and directed to Matthew Hammyltoun in Lathame and William 
Hammyltoun of Humbe. The said Elizabeth had redeemed the lands 
from Robert Bruce, burgess of Edinburgh, to whom they had been 
alienated under reversion by her father. Sasine given on the said lands, 
the 24 of January 1533/4. Witnesses, Thomas Thomsoun, William 
Forsyth, Thomas Lang, and Dominus Alexander Bowok, chaplain. 

Folios 31-2. 

69. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Hammyltoun in Pardovin, in 

the lands as in No. 68, sold to him by Elizabeth Bynnyng of that Ilk 
with consent of her curator Alexander Young, notary public, and follow- 
ing on a precept of sasine dated 28 January 1533/4- Sasine given on the 
said lands on the 5 of February 1 533/4. Witnesses, William Hammyltoun 
of Humbe, Alexander Hammyltoun, James Nesbet, Thomas Lang, and 
Dominus Alexander Bowok, chaplain. 

70. Judicial notice to the tenants of the lands of Poldrat, lying in the sheriffdom 

of Linlithqw, to desist from labouring and occupying these lands, until 
they receive a sufficient tack from Edward Stewart, servitor of the King, 
and principal bailiff of the lands of Poldrait. He represents the superior, 
Hugh Earl of Eglintoun, and Margaret Fresale, widow of Robert 
Montgumere of Geffin,and now wife of Hugh Montgumere of Hesselhed, 
for her right of terce. Done by Alexander Glen, bailiff-depute, at a court 
held on the lands, the 26 February 1533/4. Witnesses, Robert Hammyl- 
toun in Philipstone, Robert Foster, Archibald Lewyngstoun, Thomas 
Robart, Nicol Sadillar, Dominus William Davisoun, chaplain, and John 
Clerk, sergeant. 

71. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Marion Stobo in liferent in a tenement ^ on 

the south side of the High Street of Linlithqw, lying between the lands 
of Dominus Henry Mechell, chaplain of the altar of All Saints, situated 
in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the east, and the lands of John 
Loverans on the west ; following on a precept of sasine by Dominus 
Walter Lyndesay, Preceptor of Torfyching, directed to Henry Pollart, 
bailiff in that part. John Crumme is procurator for liferentrix. Done 
on the ground of the tenement at Linlithqw by the giving of earth and 
stone and by shutting him in the houses {per tertae et lapidis tradi- 
tionem ac domorum inclusionem iit moris est)\.\\t. 24 of March 1533/4. 
Witnesses, Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, subdean of the Chapel Royal, 
Robert Scott, Patrick Knollis, and Domini William Jak and William 
Davisoun, chaplains. 

Folios 32-3. 

72. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Wethirspune, burgess of Linlithqw, 

and Elizabeth Hammyltoun, his wife, in the tenement described in No. 
71 ; following on a precept of sasine by Walter Lyndesay, Lord of St. 
John, Preceptor of Torfyching, directed to Thomas Evin and Henry 
Pollart, Temple bailiffs in the burgh of Linlithqw. The tenement had 
been resigned into the hands of the superior by Dame Christina 
Edmestoun of Torthrawoun. The liferent of Margaret Stobo or Red is 
reserved. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 71. 

73. Instrument of Sasine, more burgi, in favour of Robert Gray, as son and 

heir of the late John Gray, burgess of Linlithqw, in a tenement,'-^ lying on 
the south side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of 
John Ross on the east, and the lands of the said John Gray on the west. 
Sasine given by/John Crumme, bailie of the said burgh. Done by hasp and 

^ On the site of No. 117 121 High Street. 

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staple and by shutting him in the house {per haspam et stapulam 
ostii prefati teneinenti ac domorum inclusionem^ ut inoris est in burgo\ 
at Linlithqw on the ground of the tenement, the 27 of March 1534. 
Witnesses, Mr. John KnoUis, William Dennestoun, Matthew Dalmahoy, 
Henry Forrest, William Barklaw, and Robert Henderson, sergeants. 

74. Robert Gray infefts his wife Alison Wawane in liferent in the tenement as 

in No. 73. Bailie, date and witnesses as in No. 73. The husband 
resigned the tenement into the hands of the bailie, by handing him earth 
and stone, and then the bailie gave infeftment by the same symbols and 
by shutting her in the house. 

Folios 33-4. 

75. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus Thomas Davisoun, chaplain of 

the altar of St. Bridget in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, and his 
successors in office, in three roods of land ^ with the barn at the end 
thereof, lying at the east end of the burgh, between the lands of 
Dominus John Perry, chaplain, on the west, and the lands of the late 
Robert Dennistoun on the east ; following on a Mortification by James 
Robisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, for prayers for the souls of the founders 
of the altar.2 The resignation v/as made in the burgh court. The 
sasine was given on the ground by John Crumme, bailie of the burgh, by 
the giving of earth and stone, the 13 of April 1534. Witnesses, 
William Dalmahoy, Matthew Dalmahoy, David Halkhed, Patrick Coll, 
Robert Scott, Patrick KnoUis, Robert Hendersoun and William 
Barklaw, sergeants. 

76. Instrument of sasine in favour of John Saltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, in the 

three roods and barn as in No. 75, and also in rood, lying in the same 
part of the burgh, between the lands of William Hammyltoun in 
Pardowine on the east, and the lands of the late Robert Dennistoun on 
the west ; following on a charter by the said chaplain and the bailies and 
council of the burgh. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 75. 

77. Grant by William Hammyltoun of Humbe to Katherine Andirsoun, 

widow of Patrick Atkin in Pardowin, of the occupancy of an acre of 
land with house and garden near Linlithqw, during all the days 
of her life. If she re-married, she was to forfeit the house and garden. 
Done in the house of John Hammyltoun in Linlithqw, the 12 of May 
1534. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in Ropploych, Gavin Kneland, 
William Snype, John Donaldsoun, and John Hammyltoun, burgess of 
Linlithqw. 

Folios 34-5. 

78. Instrument of sasine in favour of William Hammyltoun in Pardowin, in the 

lands of Wodsyd, extending to six merks and forty pence of new extent, 
and also in one eighth part of the mill of Morwinsyd, extending to 
sixteen shillings and eight pence of rent yearly, lying in the sheriffdom 
of Striveling, and in the barony of Mailwale by annexation and county of 
Edinburgh ; following on a precept of sasine by Ninian Lord Ross of 
Halkhed and Mailwale, dated at Mailwale, the 18 of June 1534, directed 
to John Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, and William Hammyltoun of 
Humbe, as his bailiffs. The tenants of the lands were James Telyour, 
Robert Telyour and Andrew Mathe. The tenant of the mill was James 
Gryntoun. Sasine given on the lands and at the mill, the 26 of June 
1534. Witnesses, John Merschell, Robert Telyour, Walter Tradgals, 
James Telyour and David Cheislie. 

^ In the Low Port. 

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79. Disposition by Janet Andirsoun, widow of Robert Pryngill, burgess of 

Linlithqw, to William Dennestoun, burgess of the same burgh, of her 
rights in her late husband's Temple tenement ^ (superior the Lord of St. 
John of Torfiching), lying on the north side of the High Street of 
Linlithqw, between the lands of the late Robert Dennestoun on the west, 
and the lands of Patrick Coll on the east. Done in Linlithqw in the 
garden of John Ross,'-* the 21 of July 1534. Witnesses, James Robisoun 
and Matthew Dalmahoy, bailies of Linlithqw, John Ross, Robert 
Wethirspowne and Patrick Coll, 

Folios 35-6. 

80. Instrument of Investiture narrating that Dominus Walter Heriot, clerk of 

the diocese of St. Andrews, and perpetual vicar of the Church of 
Linlithqw, appeared at the High Altar of the said church on Sunday at 
the time of High Mass. He held in his hands a Papal Bull, sealed with 
the lead seals, and also with the red seals enclosed in wood, of the 
apostolic see and of the Ordinary of the diocese of St. Andrews. This 
he handed to Dominus Henry Louk, curate of the Church of Linlithqw, 
to be read aloud and explained to the parishioners. Then the curate 
inducted and invested the said Dominus Walter Heriot in the office of 
vicar as aforesaid by handing him the cup, book and other furniture of 
the altar. And also with the desire and sanction of James, Archbishop 
of St. Andrews, Primate of Scotland, Legatus Natus, and by his 
presentation, as shown in the instrument of Andrew Oliphant, notary 
public, instituted the said Dominus Walter in all rights, fruits, rents, 
oblations, casual offerings, and in the house and garden,^ belonging to 
the said vicarage. Done at the High Altar of the said church at ten 
o'clock in the forenoon of the 25 of July 1534. Witnesses, Thomas 
Petticruff, Lyon King at Arms, James Robisoun, William Dennestoun, 
George Kent, Henry Forrest, Domini Patrick Newlandis, James 
Newlandis, Andrew Flemyng, William Jak, and Archibald Fawup, 
chaplains. 

81. Charter of Novodamus granted under the Great Seal (undated) by King 

James V. to Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnard, following on his 
resignation into the hands of the King, as his superior, of the lands of 
the barony of Awendaile lying in the sheriffdom of Lanark, of the 
barony of Craufurdjohne lying in the said sheriffdom, of Quhitrige, lying 
in the sheriffdom of Striveling, of Gorgy, lying in the sheriffdom of 
Renfrew, the office of Sheriff of Renfrew within the lordship Baythcat, 
the lands of Kittymour, extending in time of peace to fifty shillings, lying 
in the barony of Stanhous and sheriffdom of Lanark, of Thorntoun Peile, 
extending to five merks, lying in the lordship of Kilbryd and sheriffdom 
of Lanark, of Sandeholme and Breme, lying in the parish of Carlouk and 
sheriffdom of Lanark, of Killaucht, extending to two merks, of 
Colquhallane, extending to four merks, of Auchyncloyth, lying in the 
barony of Uchiltre and sheriffdom of Air. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
house of the said Sir James Hammyltoun, the 17 of September 1534. 
Witnesses, William,* Bishop of Aberdeen, Treasurer, Henry,^ Bishop of 
Whithorn, James Dowglass of Drumlanark, James Akynheid, Henry 
Kemp, John Tennand, Mr. James Foulis and John Guttere. 

82. Instrument of Premonition given by John Hammyltoun, procurator for Sir 

James Hammyltoun of Fynnard, to James Hammyltoun of Kyncawill to 
appear on the 31 of October next between sunrise and sunset in the 

1 On the site of 30-34 High Street. 

a On the site of No. 4 The Cross. 

' These were situated in the south-east part of the churchyard. 

* WilUam Stewart, son of Sir Thomas Stewart of Minto 

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parish church of Linlithqw, there to receive certain sums of money in 
redemption of the lands of Manerstone and Medop, lying in the barony 
of Abircorne and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done at the castle of 
Blackness, the 19 of September 1534. Witnesses, Robert Hamniyltoun 
in Kerss, David Bogill, William Alexander and Thomas Coupar. 

83. Instrument of Redemption granted by Dame Janet Creichtoun,^ liferentrix 

of the lands of Manerstone, to Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnard, on 
his payment of 500 merks in redemption of the lands -of Manerstoun. 
Done at the High Altar of St. Michael in the parish Church of 
Linlithqw, the 31 of October 1534. 
Witnesses missing. 

Folios 37-52 tnissin^. 

Folio 53. 

84. Fragment of Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Wilsoun in the eleven 

merk lands of Wester Scottoun, following on a precept of sasine in his 
favour by Robert Bissat. Precept dated 26 February 1535/6. Witnesses, 
Adam Bardinar, John Young, burgess of Linlithqw, William Young, 
Dominus Thomas Moffat, chaplain, Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain 
and notary public. Sasine given by John Falconer as bailiff [date 
missing]. Witnesses to sasine, Thomas Gyb, John Donaldsoun, John 
Gyb, Archibald Thomsoun, Robert Wilsoun and Archibald Wilsoun. 

85. Liferent Sasine in favour of Janet Falconar, wife of John Wilsoun of Wester 

Scottoun, in the eleven merk lands of Wester Scottoun, lying in the 
barony of Abircorne and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. She was to forfeit her 
liferent in the event of her re-marriage as a widow. Done on the said 
lands the 3 of April 1536. Witnesses, John Falconar in addition to the 
witnesses to the sasine in No. 84. 

86. Instrument of Resignation by Dominus William Jak, chaplain of the altar 

ofSt. Ann,2 situated in the parish church of Linlithqw, of a tenement^ 
of land with tailrig, formerly belonging to Matthew Meldrum, lying on 
the north side of the High Street between the land of the late Thomas 
Coling on the west, and the Common \"ennel on the east, in the hands of 
the bailies and council of Linlithqw for sasine to be given to David Rait, 
burgess of Linlithqw. The tenement had been adjudged by the chaplain 
at four head courts of the burgh in default of the payment of the annual 
rent^ due to the said altar from the tenement, conform to process 
produced, written by Robert Foulis, clerk of the burgh, and sealed with 
the common seal of the burgh. Done at a burgh court held in the Town- 
house, before James Robisoun, John Ross and Matthew Dalmahoy, 
bailies, the 24 of April 1536. Witnesses, Robert Skot, Robert Wethir- 
spowne, Dominus James Cornwale, chaplain, Alexander Glen, John 
Hammyltoun, Patrick Knollis, Robert Hendirsoun and Robert Robisoun, 
sergeants. 

Folios 53-4 

87. Instrument of Sasine of the said David Rait in the tenement described in 

No. 86. Reddendo to the chaplain of the altar of St. Ann and his 
successors 12s. Scots. Sasine given by Matthew Dalmahoy, bailie of 
Linlithqw. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 24 of April 1536. 

^ Wife of James Hammyltoun of Kincavill. 

2 One of the altars founded by Robert Begys, burgess of Linlithgow. The Burgh 
was patron of the altar. 

' On the site of Nos. 152-4 High Street. 
^ Originally 13s. 4d. 

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Witnesses, James Robisoun, John Ross, Robert Scott, Andrew Greif, 
John Hammyltoun, Robert Wethirspowne, Robert Hendirsoun, Patrick 
KnoUis and Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

88. Liferent Sasine of Isabella Goff, wife of David Rait, in the tenement 

described in No. 86. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 87. 

89. Instrument of Resignation by Dominus James Corn wale, chaplain of the 

altar of Holy Trinity,' situated in the parish church of Linlithqw, of a 
tenement - of land with tailrig, formerly belonging to William Auchynvey 
and Robert Brisoun, lying on the north side of the High Street, between 
the lands of the late Thomas Coling on the east and the land of the late 
Andrew Newlands on* the west, in the hands of the bailies of Linlithqw 
for sasine to be given to Robert Wethirspowne,-' burgess of the said 
burgh. The tenement had been adjudged by the chaplain at four head 
courts of the burgh in default of payment of the annual rent due to the 
said altar from the tenement, conform to process produced, written by 
Robert Foulis, clerk of the burgh, and sealed with the common seal of 
the burgh. Done at a burgh court held in the Town-house before James 
Robisoun, John Ross and Matthew Dalmahoy, bailies, the 24 of April 
1536. Witnesses, Robert Scott, Dominus William Jak, chaplain, 
Alexander Glen, John Hammyltoun, Patrick Knollis, Robert Hendirsoun 
and Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

Folios 54-5. 

90. Instrument of Sasine of the said Robert Wethirspowne in the tenement 

described in No. 89. Reddendo to the chaplain of the altar of Holy 
Trinity and his successors 20s. Scots. Sasine given by Matthew 
Dalmahoy, bailie of Linlithqw. Done on the ground of the tenement, 
the 24 of April 1536. Witnesses as in No. 87, with Dominus William 
Jak in place of Robert Wethirspowne. 

91. Liferent Sasine of Elizabeth Hammyltoun, wife of Robert Wethirspowne, 

in the tenement described in No. 89. Place and date as in No. 90. 
Witnesses, James Robisoun, John Ross, Robert Scott, John Hammyltoun, 
Domini James Cornwale and William Jak, chaplains, Robert Hendirsoun, 
Patrick Knollis and Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

92. Kindly Tenancy granted by Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnard to Mungo 

Weir, at present occupier of half the lands of Gilgerslo, of the two and 
a half merk lands of the lands of Gilgerslo, presently occupied by 
Dominus John Stensoun, chaplain, lying in the barony of Crawfurdjohne 
and sheriffdom of Lanark, to be held by the said Mungo with the kindly 
favour of Sir James {cum amicabili favore). Done at Linlithqw in the 
house of the said Sir James, the 26 of April 1536. Witnesses, Robert 
Hammyltoun of Briggis, Alexander Glen and James Nasmyth. 

98. Instrument of sasine in favour of William Joffra, burgess of Linlithqw, in a 
tenement ^ lying on the south side of the High Street, between the lands 
of William Crosar on the east, and the lands of the late David Grintoun 
on the west ; following on the resignation of Dominus William 
Hendersoun, chaplain and perpetual vicar of Prestoun, made by the 
delivery of earth and stone into the hands of Matthew Dalmahoy, bailie 
of Linlithqw. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 2 of May 1536. 
Witnesses, James Waucht, William Barre, George Wreicht, John 
Gibsoun, John Lyntoun, and Patrick Knollis, sergeant. 

1 The Burgh were patrons. 

2 On the site of Nos. 158-162 High Street. 
' Robert Wotherspoon of Brighouse. 

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Folios 55-6. 

94. Liferent Sasine of Agnes Brokkas, wife of William Joffra, in the tenement 

described in No. 93. Place and date as in No. 93. Witnesses, Dominus 
William Hendersoun, chaplain and perpetual vicar of Prestoun, James 
Waucht, William Barre, George W^eicht, John Gibsoun and Patrick 
Knollis, sergeant, 

95. Obligation by Dominus William Hendersoun, chaplain, etc., under letter of 

reversion by William Joffra, not to redeem the tenement, described in 
No. 93, within a year. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 93. 

96. Transference by James Hammyltoun in Blakness and Thomas Perry, 

executors for the division of the estate of the late Richard Atkin, burgess 
of Linlithqw, for certain causes moving them, and especially for the 
benefit of Helen Atkin, only daughter of the said Richard, in favour of 
Marion Ross, her mother, of all right, claim and special power of their 
offices of executors. At the house of William Dennestoun, burgess of 
Linlithqw, the 2 of May 1536. Witnesses, William Hammyltoun of 
Humbe, John Ross, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, George Caddir, John 
Harde and James Wardrop. 



Folios 56-7. 

97. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Crumme, servitor of the King, in 

the lands of Easter Scottoun in the barony of Abircorne and sheriffdom 
of Linlithqw. The lands had been escheated to the King by reason of 
the conviction for heresy^ of James Hammyltoun of Kincawill, and had 
been bestowed by the King on the said John Crumme. The sasine 
follows on a precept of sasine granted by the superior, John Lord 
Lyndesay of Byris, and directed to his bailies Richard Johnsoun, William 
Dennestoun and George Chaipe. Precept dated at Struthir, the 11 of 
May 1536. Witnesses, James Abircrumme, William Meldrum and 
David Kynynmoncht. The sasine was given by William Dennestoun, 
who received for his fee a red ox with a white face, taken from the 
pasture. Done on the said lands, the 19 of May 1536. Witnesses, John 
Browne, Bartholomew Merscheli, Robert Merschell and Michael 
Hutoun. 

98. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Edmestoun in the twenty merk and 

ten shilling lands of Walterstoun, lying in the barony of Mailvile and 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on a precept of Great Seal, dated at 
Edinburgh, 31 of May 1536, and directed to William Hammyltoun in 
Pardowin, sheriff-depute of the shire of Linlithqw. The sasine is taken 
by Dominus Andrew Alexander, chaplain, attorney for the said James 
Edmestoun. Done at Walterstoun by the delivery of earth and stone 
and the shutting of the houses, the 31 of May 1536. Witnesses, John 
Patersoun in Kynpont, Peter Thomsoun, John Wilsoun and James 
Wardrop. 

Folios 57-8. 

99. Resignation and Grant made by Katherine Hepburne, widow of John Ham- 

myltoune of Newtoune, and her son Alexander Hammyltoune, in favour 
of Sir James Hammyltoune of Fynnart, of the tack and kindly favour of 
the teind sheaves and other teinds of the baronies of Awendale and 



Club). 



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Stanhouss, lying in the sherififdom of Lanark. The tack had been held by 
the said late John of the prebendaries, extending to six stalls, of the 
College Church of Boithvvell. The said Sir James is to have entry at the 
feast 1 of the Chains of Peter the Apostle 1535, and to pay ^130 Scots 
yearly to the said prebendaries in terms of the lease. 

At the same time the said Alexander Hammyltoun resigned and 
granted for certain benefits given him, in favour of the said Sir James, 
the ward, relief and entry of the lands of Rylandsyd, lying in the said 
barony of Awendale, which had been held by his late father under grant 
of Andrew, Lord Avendale. Done in Linlithqw, in the dwelling-house of 
the said Sir James, the 3 of July 1536. Witnesses, Archibald 
Hammyltoune of Lathame, Gavin Kneland, George Caddir and James 
Nasmyth. 

100. Vernacular. Contract between Sir James Hammyltoune of Fynnart and 
James Auchynflek. 

At Linlithqw the fird day of Julii the yeir of God laj Vc and xxxvi 
yeris. It is aggreit betwex James Hammyltoune of Fynnart knicht on 
the ta part and James Auchynflek on the tothir part in manner forme and 
effect as eftir follows. That is to say the said James Hammyltoune 
knicht gevis and assignais the half landis of Twede callit Nethir Twede^ 
the quhilk the said James Auchynflek is in possessione of now presentlie 
the quilk the said Sir James has be the decess of umquhill Johne 
Hammyltoune of Newtoune and sail warrand the said half landis of 
Nethir Twede with thair pertinentis to the said James Auchynflek and to 
his assignais and airis ay and quhill the airis of the said umquhill Johne 
Hammyltoune of Newtoune be lauchfullie entirit of the age of xxi yeris 
and sail mak the said James Auchynflek his airis and assignais ane 
letter of gyft of the said half landis of Nethir Twede with thair pertinentis 
in dew forme as afleris of the ward and nonentress of the saidis half 
landis with the pertinentis For the quhilk causis the said James Auchyn- 
flek sail resyng and overgyf in the handis of the said Sir James the 
forettie ss. land of Foulhop and Halburne with thair pertinentis and 
presentlie now resignis the samyn landis of Foulhop and Halburne with 
thair pertinentis withall rychtisevidentisthat the said James Auchynflekhes 
had or may have in tyme cummyng and sail warrand the samyn to the said 
Sir James his airis and assignais perpetualie and sail gyf him all evidentis 
that the said James Auchynflek hes thairupoune and sail causs his wyff"to 
renunce the samyn. And gyf ony causs or caussis happynis to fall in tyme 
cummyng quhar throw the said James Auchynflek ma not bruk and joiss 
the forsaid half landis of Nethir Twede with thair pertinentis peceablie 
indurand the tyme of the ward and nonintress thairof In that cace it 
salbe lesum to the said James Auchynflek till have full ingress and enteress 
to the forsaid xlss. land of Foulhop and Halburne with thair pertinentis 
lik as he had afor the makkin of this contract and nane shall have 
entress thairto be na auctorite nor titill of rycht. And this appunctment 
and contract to be considerit and seyn be men of law and quhair it falis 
in ony pont quharthrow it ma do prejudice to the said James Auchynflek 
to be raformit and retretit be the awyss of men of law ane or ma and to 
mak sekir securite quhar it falis that he bruk not the half landis of 
Nethir Twede (as said is) bot till have enteress till his awn landis of 
Foulhop and Halburne with thair pertinentis without impediment or 
pley. And this done befor thir witnesses James Hammyltoune of Stan- 
houss, James Robisoun, balye of Linlithqw, John Hammyltoune of the 
Haggis, Johne Hammyltoune, serwand to the said James Hammyltoune 
of Stanhouss, and Sir^ Thomas Johnsoun notar public with otheris 
diversj. 

^ I August. 

^ In the barony of Stanehouse, sheriffdom of Lanark. 

^ Dominus. 



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101. Protest by Katherine Hepburne, widow of John Hammyltoune *of 

Newtoun, that nothing in the contract (in No. loo) shall be prejudicial 
to the heirs and children of the said late John. Done at Linlithqw, the 
4 of July 1536. Witnesses, the first three as in No. 100. 

Folios 58-9. 

102. Warrandice by Sir James Hammyltoune of Fynnart to James Auchynflek, 

of the possession of the half of the hundred shilling lands of Twede ^ 
with half of the mill and multures thereof, during the ward and non- 
entry of the same by the heirs of the late John Hammyltoune of Newtoun, 
and also against James Hammyltoune of Stanhouss or others claiming 
interest in the said ward. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said 
Sir James, the 26 of August 1536. Witnesses, Archibald Hammyltoune 
of Lathame, James Alisoun and James Nasmyth. 

103. Resignation by James Auchynfleck in favour of Sir James Hammyltoune 

of Fynnart, of the lands of Halburne and Foulhope, in respect of certain 
very valuable exchanges granted to him by the said Sir James with his 
singular favour and divine blessing {cum suo sinoulari favor e et benedic- 
tione divina). Place, date and witnesses as in No, 102. 

104. Assignation by Sir James Hammyltoune of Finnart in favour of John 

Bannatyne of Corhous, as his assignee' and cessioner in and to the 
ten pound lands of old extent of Bonitoun, lying in the sheriffdom of 
Lanark. The lands formerly belonged to James Cunyghame of Bonitoun, 
but now to the said Sir James by gift from the King under the Privy 
Seal.^ Done at Linlithqw, the 11 of September 1536. Witnesses, James 
Nasmyth, Robert Hammyltoune of Briggis, David Mowat, Archibald 
Blair, and Robert Hammyltoune or Blasis. 

Folios 59-60. 

105. Assignation by Mr, Bartholomew Kello in favour of William Craufurd in 

Kynnele, of his four years' tack of the glebe and church lands of the 
vicarage of Kynnele, called the Dene of Kynnele, lying within the sheriff- 
dom of Linlithqw, with the smaller and greater teinds of the said lands. 
The assignee is to pay annually to the said Mr. Bartholomew the sum of 
^33 : 6 : 8 Scots. Done at Linlithqw, the 21 of September 1536. 
Witnesses, John Hammyltoune, burgess of Linlithqw, Alexander Ka, 
burgess of Edinburgh, and Dominus John Wricht, chaplain and curate 
of Kynnele. 

106. Instrument of Sasine, more burgi^ in favour of Gilbert Spade, as heir of the 

late Thomas Spade,* in a tenement ^ lying in the burgh of Linlithqw, on 
the north side of the High Street, between the lands of Duncan Kerss 
on the east, and the lands of John Goff on the west. Sasine given by 
William Dennestoun, bailie of Linlithqw, by delivery of hasp and staple 
and the shutting of the houses. Done on the ground of the tenement, 
the 13 of November 1536. Witnesses, Robert Skot, Peter Balderstoun, 
William Wilsoun, Robert Spade, Patrick Merscheli, Robert Hendersoun, 
Patrick Knollis and Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

107. Discharge by John Ka, as heir of the late James Ka, his father, in favour 

of Robert Hammyltoune in Philipstoune, burgess of Linlithqw, and 
husband of the late Marion Couper, mother of the said John Ka, of all 

^ Reg. of Privy Seal, v. 10, f. 61, ward, non-entry and relief gifted by the King to 
Finnart, 22 Oct. 1535. 
- Signet w. 

2 Reg^ Privy Seal, x. 90, 8 Feb. 1535/6. 
^ His uncle. (Burgh Court Service.) 
^ On the site of Nos. 272-4 High Street. 



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heirship goods falling to the said John through the decease of Patrick 
Ka, his grandfather, of James Ka, his father, and of Marion Couper, his 
mother. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said John Ka, the 25 of 
November 1536. Witnesses, Patrick Coll, John Caling, Robert Gray, 
David Lewyngstoun of Ballinton,and Matthew Hammyltoune, son of the 
said Robert Hammyltoune. 

Folios 60-1. 

108. Obligation by Robert and John Hammyltoune, burgesses of Linlithqw, 

jointly and severally, to pay to James Ka, son of the late James Ka, 
burgess of Linlithqw, the sum of 25 merks Scots in full and complete 
payment of his bairn's part of gear, belonging to him through the decease 
of Patrick Ka, his grandfather, also of his father, and of Marion Couper, 
his mother. Date, place and witnesses as in No. 107, with John Ka, 
and without Matthew Hammyltoune. 

109. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Patrick Wilsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 

following on resignation by Helen Johnstoun, his wife, of a tenement 
and orchard,^ lying outside the East Port of Linlithqw, on the north side 
of the King's Street, between the lands belonging to the chapel of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary on the west, and the lands belonging to the altar 
of St. Bridget, situated in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the east. 
The resignation was made on the ground of the tenement by handing 
earth and stone thereof to John Hammyltoune, one of the bailies of 
Linlithqw, who gave sasine by the same symbols and by shutting the 
houses. Done at Linlithqw, the 27 of November 1536. Witnesses, 
William Dennestoun, bailie of Lmlithqw, Robert Scott, George Bell, 
John Ross, John Jamesoun, Alexander Blake, Robert Hendersoun and 
Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

110. Liferent Sasine of Helen Johnsoun, wife of Patrick Wilsoun, in the tenement 

described in No. 109. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as in No. 109. 

111. Instrument of Sasine, wore burgt, of Christina Saltoun, as heir of her 

grandfather, the late James Saltoun, in a tenement^ in Linlithqw lying 
on the south side of the High Street between the lands of Sir James 
Hammyltoune of Fynnartt on the west, and the lands of John Wawane 
on the east and south. Sasine by William Dennestoun, one of the bailies 
of Linlithqw, by delivery of the hasp and staple of the door and by 
shutting the houses. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 27 of 
November 1536. Witnesses, John Wawane, John Ross, Robert 
Hammyltoune or Blasis, William Robisoun, Bartholomew Brokkas, 
John Jamesoun, and Robert Hendersoun, sergeant. 

Folios 61-2. 

112. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Saltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, in 

tenement described in No. in, following on resignation of the said 
Christina Saltoun. Place, date and witnesses as in No. iii. 

113. Discharge by James Duncane, brother german of Gavin Duncane, burgess 

of Linlithqw, in favour of Robert Carribbir of that Ilk of the sum of 26 
merks, being the dowry stipulated in the marriage contract of the said 
Gavin as payable to him by the said Robert. Gavin Duncane had 
resigned the said sum to his brother James. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
house of John Young, the 29 of November 1536. Witnesses, James 
Brokkas, James Gryntoun, John Young, William Young and Gavin 
Duncane. 

1 With a frontage of 1 1 roods (220 feet) to the High Port, on the site of part of the 
Regent Factory. 

* House and bakery on the corner of the site of No. 69 High Street. 



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114. Liferent Sasine of Elizabeth or Bessie Byris, affianced wife {sponsa 

appa^ ens) of A\exa.nder Suerd, burgess of Linlithq\v,in the said Alexander's 
tenement ^ lying at the east end of the burgh between the lands of the 
late Robert Dennestoun on the east, and the lands of the late John 
Bird on the west. Sasine given by John Hammyltoune, one of the 
bailies of the burgh, by the delivery of earth and stone and the shutting 
of the houses. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 29 of November 
1536. Witnesses, Robert Wethirspune, John Falconar, Alexander 
Reddocht, David Wilsoun, and Patrick Knollis, sergeant. 

115. Investiture of Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain, in the right of the 

altar ^ of St. John the Baptist, situated and founded in the Parish Church 
of Linlithqw, made by William Dennistoun, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, 
as instructed by the Council and Burgesses of the said burgh. The 
holding of the altar was vacant in their hands through the death of 
Dominus Robert Wolff, the last possessor. The symbols of investiture 
were the book, chalice, keys and other furniture of the altar. Done at 
the said altar, the i of December 1536. Witnesses, James Robisoun, 
Robert Wethirspune, Domini Henry Louk, William Davisoun and 
Robert Townnis, chaplains, John Thomsoun younger, Edward Wilsoun, 
Patrick Knollis, Robert Hendersoun and Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

Folios 62-3. 

116. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Edward Wilsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 

in two rigs'' of land lying on the south side of Linlithqw, between the 
lands of Henry Ramsay on the east, and the lands of William Foulis on 
the west, which two rigs formerly belonged to Thomas Forrest, grand- 
father of Henry Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, following on charter of 
resignation by the said Henry in favour of the said Edward. Done on 
the ground, the 14 of December 1536. Witnesses, George Callenter, 
David Rait, Robert Goff, Robert Johnsoun, Robert Hendersoun and 
Patrick Knollis, sergeants. 

' 117. Wadset by Christina Young, widow of Anselm Foulis, burgess of Linlithqw, 
for the sum of five pounds Scots, to Henry Falconar, of her toft and croft 
with houses and gardens, called the Lonyng, lying within the Liberty of 
the burgh of Linlithqw, near the east end of the town, and of her acre 
of land held in feu, lying between the lands of Patrick Crechtoun on the 
east, and the lands of Bonitoun on the west. He was to hold the lands 
without payment of rent, but to resign and deliver them to her on repay- 
ment of the said sum. She was not to redeem the lands within a year. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, 
chaplain, 7 of January 1536/7. Witnesses, John Keir, George Pacok and 
William Young. 

118. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Wilsoun of Wester Scottoun, in an 
annual rent of five merks, to be levied from the eleven merk lands of 
Wester Scottoun, lying in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, held by him in 
feu from Robert Bissat of Quarrell and Wester Scottoun, following on 
precept granted by the said Robert. Precept dated at Quarrell, the 18 
of December 1536. Witnesses to precept, Adam Bardinar, John 
Watsoun, Henry Bardinar, and Dominus Thomas Moffat, chaplain. 
Sasine given by David Red in Bynnis, bailiff for 'the grantor, by the 
delivery of earth and stone and of a penny. Sasine dated 8 January 
1536/7. Witnesses, John Slater, David Wilsoun, Archibald Wilsoun and 
James Newlandis. 

^ Now part of the Academy grounds. 

- The Burgh were patrons of this altar. 

^ Lying outside the town wall behind Nos. 129-135 High Street. 



24 Protocol Books of Dominus Thomas J ohnsoun. [1528-1578 

Folio 64. 

119. Discharge by William Auchynflek, son and heir of the late Robert 

Auchynflek, in favour of Sir James Hammyltoune of Fynnart, for the 
sum of 80 merks in redemption of the forty shilling lands of Crukburne, 
lying in the barony of Avendale and in the sheriffdom of Lanark. Done 
in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, the 12 of January 1536/7. Witnesses, 
Dominus William Jak, chaplain, Walter Lodowne, Archibald Hammyl- 
toune of Lathame and James Nasmyth. 

120. Wadset by James Grintoun, son and heir of the late David Grintoun, for 

the sum of 40 shillings Scots, to Alexander Stensoun or Huchioun, 
burgess of Linlithqw, of his tenement of land, presently occupied by the 
said Alexander and by Elizabeth Montfod, widow of the said David 
Grintoun. The said Alexander is to sit rent free till the loan is repaid. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Patrick Farlie, the 17 of January 
1536/7. Witnesses, Patrick Farlie, Michael Gibbisoun, David Russale, 
and Dominus David Hutoun, .chaplain and notary public. 

121. Assignation by Mr. James KnoUis, rector of the churches of Roskene and 

Slamannane, in favour of Robert Hammyltoune in Briggis, as his 
cessioner, assignee, and donatory for three years in and to all 
the fruits, emoluments, and teinds, rector's and vicar's, of the said 
churches ; and also his cessioner and executor to receive after his death 
his just annat from "the said churches ; and also his procurator to sue 
the fermorars and parishioners for non-payment of dues. Done at 
Edinburgh, in the church of St. Giles, the 18 of January 1536/7. Wit- 
nesses, Archibald Hammyltoune of Lathame, William KnoUis, James 
Alesoun and Richard Grege. 

Folios 64-65. 

122. Sasine, more burgi^ in favour of Elizabeth Laverok, wife of William Smyth 

or Pottar, and one of the heirs of the late James Laverok, her father, 
cognosced in the Town-house of Linlithqw, in a third part of a tenement ^ 
of land, on the north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, lying between 
the lands of Henry Forrest on the east, and the lands of Dominus 
Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain, on the west. Sasine given by John 
Hammyltoune, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, by the delivery of hasp 
and staple, and by the shutting of one of the houses. Done on the 
ground of the tenement, the 9 of February 1536/7. Witnesses, William 
Davisoun, David Thomsoun, Robert Scott, Dominus Andrew Flemyng, 
chaplain, Robert Hendersoun, Patrick Knollis and Robert Robisoun, 
sergeants. 

123. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Smyth or Pottar, husband of 
•Elizabeth Laverok, of her third part of the tenement described in No. 

122, following on her resignation, but reserving her liferent. Bailie, 
place, date and witnesses as in No. 122. 

124. Sasine, more burgi, in favour of Alison Laverok, one of the heirs of the 

late James Laverok, her father, in one third of the tenement, described 
in No. 122. Bailie, place and date as in No. 122. Witnesses, William 
Dennestoun, Robert Scott, Dominus Andrew Flemyng, chaplain, Robert 
Hendersoun, Patrick Knollis and Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

125. Sasine, more burgi^ in favour of Marion Laverok, wife of David Thomsoun, 

one of the heirs of the late James Laverok, her father, in one third of the 
tenement, described in No. 122. Bailie, place and date as in No. 122. 

* On the site of Nos. 74-76 High Street. 



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Witnesses, William Dennestoun, William Hammyltoune in Grange, 
George Bell, Patrick Knollis, Robert Hendersoun and Robert Robisoun, 
sergeants. 

Folios 65-6. 

126. Instrument of Sasine, in favour of David Thomsoun, husband of Marion 

Laverok, of her third part of the tenement described in No. 122. Bailie, 
place, date and witnesses as in No. 125. 

127. Sasine, more burgi^ in favour of Elizabeth Denis, as heir of the late James 

Denis, burgess of Linlithqw, her father, cognosced in the Townhouse of 
Linlithqw, in a tenement of land, ^ lying on the south side of the High 
Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of James Hammyltoune on the 
east ; and the lands of Dominus Henry Mechel, chapel of the altar of All 
Saints in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the west ; the lands of the 
late David Grintoun on the south, and the lands of the late William 
Auld on the north. Sasine given by John Hammyltoune, one of the 
bailies of Linlithqw. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 9 of 
February 1536/7. Witnesses, William Dennestoun, David Thomsoun, 
Robert Scott, James Ade, Patrick Knollis, Robert Robisoun, and Robert 
Hendersoun, sergeants. 

128. Instrument of Sasine, in favour of W^illiam Davisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 

in the tenement described in No. 127, following on charter of resignation 
by Elizabeth Denis, heir of the late James Denis. Bailie, place, date 
and witnesses as in No. 127. 

129. Instrument of Sasine, in favour of Patrick Hammyltoune, burgess of 

Linlithqw, in two rigs of land lying on the south side of the burgh of 
Linlithqw, between the lands of Robert Young on the east, and the lands 
of John Hammyltoune on the west, following on charter of resignation 
by John Ramsay, burgess of Linlithqw. Sasine given by Robert 
Wethirspowne, one of the bailies of Linlithqw. Done on the ground, 
the 12 of February 1536/7. Witnesses, Allan Hammyltoune, John 
Somerwale, Patrick Craufurd, Robert Robisoun and Robert Hendersoun, 
sergeants. 

Folios 66-67. 

130. Resignation by Janet Robisoun, wife of John Ramsay, burgess of Linlithqw 

of her conjunct fee in the two rigs described in No. 129. Bailie, date 
and witnesses as in No. 129. 

131. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Hammyltoun, commonly called 

Lang John Hammyltoun, in a tenement^ with garden and tailrig, lying 
on the east side of the Market Cross of Linlithqw, between the lands of 
the late John Huchion on the north, and the lands of Dominus William 
Davisoun, chaplain of the altar of Holy Trinity, situated and founded in 
the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the south, following on resignation 
by James Hammyltoun, son and heir of the late Robert Hammyltoun, 
burgess of Hammyltoun, by the hands of his procurator John.Wawane, 
burgess of Linlithqw. The sasine was given by Robert Wethirspune, 
bailiff for the Prior of St. Andrews, superior of the tenement. Done on 
the ground of the tenement, the 12 of February 1536/7. Witnesses, 
Bartholomew Brokkas, George Bell, Robert Johnsoun, John Johnsoun, 
and Robert Robisoun, sergeant. 

1 On the site of the middle part of the east rood of Nos. 111-115 High Street. 
* On the site of Ncs. 7 and 8 Cross. 



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132. Discharge by Patrick Thomsoun, one of the sons of John Thomsoun elder, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of his said father, for payment of his 
bairn's part of gear due to him by the death of his mother, Christina 
IJoge, and also of his same right in his father's estate. Done at Linlithqw 
in his father's house, the 13 of February 1536/7. Witnesses, John 
Hammyltoun, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, William Johnsoun, Robert 
Toddryk, and John Thomsoun, younger. 

133. Sasine more burgi in favour of Patrick Walkar, as heir to his father, the 

late John Walkar,' in a tenement - with garden and tailrig, lying on the 
north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of David 
Thomsoun on the east, and the lands of James Brokkas on the west. 
The bailie giving sasine was Robert Wethirspune. Done on the ground 
of the tenement, the 9 of March 1536/7. Witnesses, John Fawup, David 
Thomsoun, Robert Hammyltoun in Cumnok, John Fostar, James Harde, 
Robert Kennite, smith, Patrick Knollis and Robert Hendersoun, 
sergeants. 

Folios 67-8. 

134. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 

in the tenement described in No. 133, following on resignation by Patrick 
Walkar. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as in No. 133. 

135. Liferent Sasine in favour of Elizabeth Salmont, wife of William Davisoun, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in his tenement described in No. 127. Bailie giving 
sasine, William Dennistoun. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 
21 of March 1536/7. Witnesses, David Thomsoun, Patrick -Davisoun, 
younger, Patrick Hammyltoun, and Patrick Knollis, sergeant. 

136. Obligation by George Hammyltoun of Katcastell "^ to pay the sum of 16 

merks to John Gudlaid, son of George Gudlaid in Strabrock,^ for which 
sum the said George Hammyltoun had come in pledge for Andrew 
Hammyltoun, natural son of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart. Done 
in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, the 31 of March 1537. Witnesses, 
Dominus Walter Heriot, vicar of Linlithqw, William Wilsoun, Henry 
Wilyemsoun, James James and Alexander Borthik. 

137. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Jame, burgess of Linlithqw, in a 

tenement ■' of land with garden and tailrig, lying at the east end of the 
burgh of Linlithqw, between the lands of James Robisoun on the east, 
and the lands of James Hammyltoun on the west, following on resigna- 
tion by James Nycholl, burgess of Linlithqw. Bailie giving sasine, 
William Dennestoun. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 9 of 
April 1537. Witnesses, Peter Newlandis, John Gray, John Saltoun, 
Domini Adam Store and William Jak, chaplains, Robert Hendersoun, 
Robert Robisoun and Patrick Knollis, sergeants. 

138. Liferent Sasine in favour of Elizabeth Ross, wife of Robert Jame, in his 

tenement as described in No. 137. Bailie, place, date and witnesses 
as in No. 137. 

Folio 69. 

139. Sasine more burgi in favour of Robert Nycholl, as heir of the late John 

Nycholl, his father, in a tenement ^ of land with yard and tailrig, lying 

- John Walker in Badlormie. 

- On the site of No. 374 High Street. 

" In the barony of Stanehouse, county of Lanark. 

^ Now Broxburn. 

^ Now part of the Academy Park. 

^ Now in the grounds of Cross House, 



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in Linlithqwon the west side of the Kirkgate, between the lands of James 
Nycholl on the north, the lands of the late William Wawane on the 
south, and the Loch on the west. Bailie giving sasine, William 
Dennestoun. Done on the ground of the tenement, the lo of April 1 537. 
Witnesses, John Ross, Robert Scott, William Beir, John .Saltoun, Robert 
Jobnsoun, Robert Hendersoun, and Patrick Knollis, sergeants. 

140. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Gardinar or Cukye, in the 

tenement described in No. 139, following on resignation by Robert 
Nycholl. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as in No. 139. 

141. Instrument narrating that Margaret Spens, daughter and one of the heirs 

of the late John Spens, burgess of Linlithqw, had been served in the 
Burgh Court of Linlithqw as heir to her father in one quarter part of his 
tenement^ of land, lying on the south side of the High Street of 
Linlithqw, between the lands of the late Luke Lychtman on the west, and 
the lands of the late James Perry on the east ; and also that John 
Thomsoun, younger, burgessof Linlithqw, husband of Marion Spenss, heir 
of a second quarter of this tenement, requested this instrument to be 
drawn up. Done in the Burgh Court of Linlithqw, the 9 of May 1537. 
Witnesses, William Dennestoun, Robert Wethirspune and John 
Hammyltoun, bailies, William Crosar, John Wawane, Peter Newlandis, 
William Beir, Robert Young and John Gofif. 

Folios 69-70. 

142. Transumpt in favour of David Rait, burgess of Linlithqw, of a process of 

recognition, led at four head courts of the burgh, by reason of non- 
payment of an annual rent payable from the tenement ^ of the late 
Matthew Meldrum lying on the north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, 
between the lands of the late Thomas Coling on the west, and the 
Common Vennel on the east. 

Dominus David Erkill, chaplain of the altar of St. Anne, situated and 
founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, came to the said tenement, 
with James Saltoun, sergeant of the said burgh, who by command of the 
bailies and in presence of John Thomsoun, Andrew Scott, Robert 
Dunmure and John Teddocht, delivered earth and stone of the said 
tenement to the said chaplain for the first recognition in the first head 
court held on the 7 of October 1516, by Robert Scott, Robert Dennestoun 
and John Gowane, bailies of the said burgh. The suit was led for failure 
to pay an annualrent of 13s. 4d. annually due to the said altar from the 
said tenement. Similar proceedings were taken at the second head 
court held on 20 January 1 516/7, by William Wethirspowne, James 
Robisoun and Thomas Hammyltoun, bailies ; the said chaplain taking 
earth and stone of the tenement in presence of James Saltoun, sergeant, 
Robert Toddrick, John Gibbisoun, Robert Fostar and John Ademsoun ; 
and at the third head court held on the 17 of April 15 17, by Thomas 
Hammyltoun and James Robisoun, bailies, the said chaplain taking 
earth and stone of the tenement in presence of John Balderstoun, 
sergeant, Robert Toddrick, John Fresall, Robert Fostar and William 
Duncane ; and also at the fourth head court held on the 5 of October 
1 5 17, by Thomas Hammyltoun and James Robisoun, bailies, the said 
chaplain taking earth and stone of the tenement. Thereupon the said 
chaplain sought ward and decree in his favour. After examination of the 
court rolls, in which it was stated that parties had been heard, and the 
tenants called at all the courts to see if any would pay, but that none 
had appeared, thereupon the court asked the said chaplain if he were 
willing to affirm his allegation by a proper pledge. This the chaplain 
placed in the hands of James Saltoun, sergeant. Then the court was 

1 On the site of Nos. 39-41 High Street. 

2 On the site of Nos. 152-154 High Street. 



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cleared, the bailies deliberated, and John Clerk, deemster, pronounced 
the judgment of the court, adjudicating the tenement to belong heritably 
to the said altar in respect of the non-payment of the said annualrent, 
saving always the time for relaxation according to use and wont. 

The transumpt was done in the burgh court before Robert 
Wethirspoune, bailie, the 4 of July 1537. Witnesses, Robert Wethir- 
spoune, James Robisoun, Dominus David Hutoun, chaplain and notary 
public, Robert Robisoun, Robert Hendirsoun and Patrick Knollis, 
sergeants. 

143. Instrument drawn up at the request of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, 

and containing a transumpt of a royal warrant for a money payment to 
him, signed by Robert Abbot of Holyrood near Edinburgh, James 
Foulis, clerk register, Mr. Thomas Erskin, secretary, and Thomas 
Scott, justiciary-clerk. 

" My lord Gray ye sail deliver the aucht hundrecht merkis and fyfty 
for quhilk ye ar ackit to us in the kyngis naime to Sir James 
Hammyltoun of Fynnart knicht takand his acquittance thairupone 
becauss we have assignit the sammyn to him for the expensis and money 
debursit be him in sending and fornasing of harnnossing to horsis and 
conwayng of certane hundis and hakkis to the kyngis grace. Eftir the 
quilk acquittance resavit be you to be presentit to us we consent and 
ordainis the officiale of Sancte Andrewis within the Archdenry of Lodien 
to delever and put away the said act furcht of his bukkis upone the 
charge of the said Sir James for the causis aboune writtin and payment 
to be maid to him kepand this our writ with the said Sir James 
acquittance of payment for your warrand. Subscrivit with our handis at 
Edinburgh the last day of November the yeir of God I" V^ and XXXVI 
yeiris." 

The transumpt was done in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, in the 
aisle of St. Katherine the Virgin, the 13 of July 1537. Witnesses, Robert 
Hammyltoun in Briggis, Thomas Weir, George Hammyltoun in Medop, 
Matthew Hammyltoun in Philipstoun. 

Folios 70-1. 

144. Liferent Sasine of Katherine Wawane, wife of Robert Gardinar or Cukye, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in his tenement described in No. 139. Done on 
the ground of the tenement, the 23 of July 1537. Bailie giving sasine, 
William Dennestoun. Witnesses, John Ross, James Nasmyth, Domini 
Henry Louk and William Jak, chaplains, and Patrick Knollis, sergeant. 

145. Instrument of sasine in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart in 

half the lands of Medop, half the lands of Mannerstoun and half the mill 
of Abercorne, lying in the barony of Abercorne and sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw, following on charter granted by Elizabeth Martyne, Lady of 
Falscastell. Precept dated at Edinburgh, the 24 of July 1 537. Witnesses 
to precept, Walter Summerwale, Mr. John Hammyltoun, vicar of Craggy, 
Thomas Ogilvy, Adam Kenty, John Baichquhanen, Alexander Young, 
notary public. Sasine given on the ground by delivery of earth and 
stone by George Hammyltoun in Medop, bailiff for the granter. Dated 
the 9 of August 1537. Witnesses, Gavin Knelland, Robert Symsoun, 
George Stensoun, Alexander Johnsoun in Auld Lystoun, Peter Mowbra, 
Mr. John Hammyltoun, vicar of Cragye, Dominus William Jak, 
chaplain. 

Folios 71-2. 

146. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart in 

the lands of Weltoun, lying in the barony of Langtoun, by annexation of 
the barony of Carriddin, and in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on 



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charter by the superior, James Cokburne ofLangtoun. Precept dated 
at Edinburgh, the 30 of May 1537. Witnesses to precept. Sir Adam 
Ottirburne of Redhall, Mr. John Hepburne of Beinstoun, William 
Cokburne of Choislie, Robert Cokburne, John Crosar, Dominus John 
Ker, chaplain, and Mr. Bartholomew Kello, notary public. Sasine given 
on the ground by delivery of earth and stone by George Hammyltoun in 
Medop, bailiff for the granter. Dated 9 of August 1537. Witnesses as 
in No. 145. 

147. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Halywell, burgess of Linlithqw, 

in a tenement,! garden and tailrig, lying on the south side of the High 
Street of the burgh of Linlithqw, between the lands of Robert Foulis on 
the east, and the lands of John Burne on the west, following on 
charter of resignation by Alexander Suerd, burgess of said burgh. 
Sasine given by Robert Wethirspowne, bailie of Linlithgow. Dated 
27 of August 1537. Witnesses, William Dennestoun, Robert Scott, Mr. 
Bartholomew Kello, notary public, George Bard, John Fawup, Patrick 
Knollis, Robert Hendirsoun and Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

148. Liferent Sasine of Christina Ker, wife of John Saltoun, burgess of 

Linlithqw, in his tenement as described in No. iii. Dated the 5 of 
October 1 537. Sasine given by William Dennestoun, bailie of Linlithqw. 
Witnesses, Robert Wethirspowne, John Ade, John Wavvane, Robert 
Robisoun and Patrick Knollis, sergeants. 

Folios 72-3. 

149. Gift by Marion Robisoun, wife of William Wethirspowne, burgess of 

Linhthqw, to her adopted son, William Hume, of the sum of 600 merks 
Scots. Done at Linlithqw, in the booth of John Wawane by delivery of 
a penny, the 11 of October 1537. Witnesses, Dominus Robert 
Dennestoun, vicar of Dedistoun, John Wawane and William Young. 

150. Resignation made by Dominus Peter Cranstoun, chaplain, procurator for 

Jaspar Cranstoun, laird of Corsbe, into the hands of the King as 
superior, of the lands of the barony of Bowne, lying in the sheriffdom of 
Berweik. The resignation was made in favour of John Cranstoun, son 
and heir of the said Jaspar, under reservation of the liferent of the said 
Jaspar. The King favourably received the resignation, and resigned, 
gave and granted the said lands to James Ross, as attorney for the said 
John Cranstoun, according to letters of attorney under the quarter seal. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the King's chamber, the 12 of November 1537. 
Witnesses, George, Earl of Rauchous, John Hay, John Leslie, Oliver 
Singlar, Henry, Drummond, Thomas Hammylton, and Matthew 
Hammyltoun in Mylburne. 

151. Instrument of Sasine propriis manibus in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun 

of Fynnart, in the patronage of the altar ^ of St. John the Apostle and 
Evangelist, situated and founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, with 
its lands, fruits, revenues and pertinents, following on gift by William 
Hammyltoun in Pardowin, patron of the said altar. Sasine given by 
delivery of book, chalice and other furniture of the altar. Done at the 
said altar, the 24 of November 1537. Witnesses, George Hammyltoun 
in Medop, John Crumme, Archibald Hammyltoun in Latham, Robert 
Hammyltoun in Briggis, William Hammyltoun of Humbe, Philip 
Quhithed, Domini William Cornwale and Robert Townnis, chaplains, 
William Snype and David Balye. 

^ On the site of part of No. 143 High Street. 
2 Founded by the Hamiltons of Kincavil. 



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152. Liferent Sasine of Elizabeth Douglas, wife of James Robisoun, younger, 

burgess in Linlithqw, in his tenement^ lying on the north side of the 
High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of Patrick Redding on the 
west, and the lands of the chaplain of the altar of St. Nicholas, situated 
and founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the east. Sasine 
given by James Robisoun, elder, bailie of the burgh. Done on the 
ground of the tenement, the 26 of November 1537. Witnesses, William 
Bower, William Red, Patrick Foulis, Robert Robisoun, walker, and 
Robert Robisoun, sergeant. 

Folios 73-4. 

153. Liferent Sasine of Katherine Hammyltoun, wife of Matthew Inglis, in his 

tenement •^' lying on the north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, 
between the lands of Robert Mayne on the west, and the lands of John 
Ka on the east. Sasine by John Ross, bailie of the burgh. Done on 
the ground on the tenement, the 4 of December 1537. Witnesses, 
Robert Mayne, Patrick Hammyltoun, William Bower, John Barre, 
Patrick Knollis and Robert Hendirsoun, sergeants. 

154. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart in 

half the lands of Medop, half the lands of Mannerstoun, and half the mill 
of Abercorne, lying in the barony of Abercorne and sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw, following on precept of Sasine granted by Elizabeth Martyne, 
Lady of Falscastell, who had held these lands of John Lord Lyndesay of 
Byris, baron of the said barony of Abercorne. Precept dated at 
Edinburgh, 24 of July 1537. Witnesses to precept as in No. 145. 
Sasine given by George Hammyltoun in Medop, bailiff for the granter, 
to John Harde, attorney for the grantee. Done on the grounds of the 
subjects singillati?n^ the 5 of February 1537/8. Witnesses, Thomas 
Wod, Robert Alexander, John Wilsoun, John Gryntoun, Alexander 
Mowbra, John Gyb, John Robisoun, James Byris, James Bell and 
William Smyth. 

Folios 74-5. 

155. Redemption by John Goff, burgess of Linlithqw, of an annual rent of 8s., 

payable from his tenement,^ lying on the north side of the High Street 
of Linlithqw, between his lands on the east and west. This annual 
rent had been purchased for the obit of the late Henry Wernok and his 
wife, and was administered by the burgh. After premonition given to 
the bailies, councillors and burgesses of Linlithqw, the said John Goff 
appeared in their presence at a court held in the Town-house, and laid 
on the table of the court {mensa stabiila cinice) the sum of six pounds 
Scots in redemption of the said annualrent. Done in the Court-house, 
the 6 of February 1537/8. Witnesses, Mr. Bartholomew Kello, notary 
public, Dominus William Davisoun, chaplain, John Loverans, Robert 
Fostar, Alexander Glen and John Gray. 

156. Assignation in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart by William 

Weir of Stanebyris, 9f the ward, non-entry and relief of the twenty merk 
land of old extent of Hesilsyd, lying in the lordship of Douglas and 
sheriffdom of Lanark, which the said William Weir held by gift of the 
King under the privy seal, dated at Edinburgh the 12 of November 1537. 
The ward of these lands had come into the King's hands through the 

death of William Symontoun. The granter reserved to himself and 

Hammyltoun, his wife, for four years after the death of the said William 

^ On the site of 276-8 High Street ; the principal tenement of the family of Robisoun, 
of whom Mr. John Robisoun was afterwards Treasurer of Ross. 
" On the site of the east rood of Nos. 262-270 High Street. 
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Symontoun, " quha deit at the fest of Martynmes last bipassit," a part of 
the said lands, commonly called Powmukkis, extending to 40s. lands, 
which the late Quentin Weir and Elizabeth Hamilton held of the late 
William Symontoun. Done at Linlithqw, in the lodging of the assignee, 
the 20 of February 1537/8. Witnesses, William Snype, Robert Hammyl- 
toun, called Red Robert, and James Nasmyth. 

Folios 75-6. 

157. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Peter Cornwale, son and heir of the late 

John Cornwale of Banhard, in the lands of Banhard, lying in the 
barony of Carridden and in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on a 
precept of dare constat granted by the superior James Cokburne of 
Langtoun, baron of the barony of Carridden. Precept dated at 
Edinburgh, the 28 of February 1537/8. Witnesses to precept, Gilbert 
Wauchup, laird of Nudre-merschell, Sir Adam Ottirburne of Redhall, 

Henry Cokburne, John Crosar, Patrick of Newbiggin, and John 

Mosman. Sasine given by William Hammyltoun of Grange, bailiff for 
the superior. Done at the principal messuage of the said lands, the 9 
of April 1538. Witnesses, Thomas Wilsoun, Peter Bell, Anulphus 
Coheren, John Kerss, Andrew Nasmyth, John Coheren, David Wilsoun, 
John Wilsoun, and Dominus John Grenok, chaplain and curate of 
Carridden. 

158. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Thomas Troup, in a booth and stable, 

two rooms and brewhouse, occupied by Andrew Quhithill alias Losoun, 
an upper house, occupied by Bessie Gardiner, a piece of garden now 
belonging to the said houses, with free ish and entry to the privy {ad 
cloacajn occicpatam in secretis usibiis) used by William Balderstoun, 
dwelling in the upper tenement, and with rights to the brewhouse, 
occupied by John Young, and with free ish and entry thereto ; all 
subjects forming part of the tenement ^ lying on the north side of the 
High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of John Saltoun on the 
west, and the lands of the late William More on the east ; following on 
resignation by James Robisoun, burgess of Linlithqw. Sasine given by 
William Dennestoun, bailie of Linlithqw, on the ground of the subjects, 
the 14 of April 1538. Witnesses, John Young, George Bell, Patrick 
Wemis of Pettincreif, Andrew Quhithill alias Losoum, and Robert 
Robisoun, sergeant. 

Folios 76-7. 

159. Resignation by Agnes Lewyngstoun, wife of James Robisoun, of her 

joint infeftment in the subjects described in No. 158, in favour of her 
husband. Done in a court held on the ground of the subjects by 
William Dennestoun and John Ross, bailies of Linlithqw. Date and 
witnesses as in No. 158. 

160. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Jame, burgess of Linlithqw, in 

one third of the tenement described in No. 122, following on resignation 
by Elizabeth Laverok and William Smyth alias Pottar, her husband, 
made by their procurator, John Saltoun, burgess of Linlithqw. Sasine 
given by William Dennestoun, bailie of Linlithqw, on the ground of the 
tenement, the 2 of May 1538. Witnesses, David Thomsoun, Robert 
Gray, John Jak, Robert Robisoun, Patrick Knollis and Robert Hendir- 
soun, sergeants. 

161. Resignation by Dominus William Cornwale, chaplain of the altar of St. 

Katherine, situated and founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, into 
the hands of the bailies of Linlithqw for sasine to be given to Robert 

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Robisoun, walker, burgess of Linlithqw, of a tenement ^ and tailrig 
formerly belonging to the late John Gray, lying on the north side of the 
High Street of Linlithqw, between the land of the late Henry Lany on 
the west, and the land of the late William Burne on the east. The said 
chaplain had adjudged the tenement at four head courts of the burgh for 
non-payment of an annualrent due to his altar. He now produced the 
process written by the late Robert Foulis, town-clerk. Done in the 
burgh court-house, before James Robisoun and John Ross, bailies of the 
burgh, the 6 of May 1538. Witnesses, Robert Skot, John Wawane, 
William Crosar, Alexander Glen, Patrick Knollis, Robert Robisoun and 
Robert Hendirsoun, sergeants. 

162. Instrument of sasine in favour of Robert Robisoun, walker, burgess of 

Linlithqw, in the tenement described in No. 161. Reddendo 14s. Scots 
yearly to the chaplain of the altar of St. Katherine. James Robisoun, 
the bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 6 
May 1538. Witnesses, John Ross, Robert Fostar, James Harde, Robert 
Kennite, Robert Robisoun, Robert Hendirsoun and Patrick Knollis, 
sergeants. 

Folios 77-8. 

163. Liferent Sasine of Christina Fostar, wife of Robert Robisoun, walker, in 

his tenement as described in No. 161. Bailie giving sasine, place, date 
and witnesses as in No. 162. 

164. Instrument of Sasine propriis manibus in favour of Libra Corn wale, wife 

of Archibald Hammyltoun in Akinheid, and daughter and heiress of 
the late John Cornwale, late laird of Banhard, in twenty merks of the 
lands of Banhard, lying in the barony of Carriddin and sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw, following on an extract from the acts of the Lords of Council, 
written by James Foulis, clerk-register. Done on the said lands, the 5 
of June 1538. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun of Kirkle, Mr. John 
Hammyltoun, vicar of Cragge, Archibald Nycholl, James Gardlinghe, 
Patrick Wilsoun, David Wilsoun and Thomas Hog. 

165. Assignation by John Murray, servant of the King, in favour of Sir James 

, Hammyltoun of Fynnart, of a lease of the great teinds of the acres about 
the town of Lanark and of the tofts and crofts of the said burgh, which 
lease the said John held in tack from James,^ Abbot of Drybrugh. The 
said John binds himself to obtain his wife's consent to the assignation, 
when required. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said Sir James, 
the 16 of August 1538. Witnesses, William Snype, James Nasmyth, 
Matthew Hammyltoun in Mylburne, Robert Hammyltoun alias Blasis, 
and Mungo Straherne. 

166. Instrument narrating that John Hammyltoun, heir of the late Andrew 

Hammyltoun, laird of half the lands of Aultoun and Merkege (?), lying in 
the barony of Mauchanschyre and sheriffdom of Lanark, appeared in 
presence of James, Lord of Hammyltoun, presented a brieve of chancery 
and requested to be infefted in his late father's lands. But the said Lord 
James refused to grant his request. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of 
Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, the 16 of August 1538. Witnesses, 
Matthew Hammyltoun in Lathame, John Hammyltoun in Ropploycht, 
Matthew Hammyltoun in Mylburne, David Bogill and James Nasmyth. 

Folios 78-9. 

167. Assignation by Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, in favour of James 

Dundass of Dundass, of the great teinds of the lands of Overnewlistoun, 

1 On the site of Nos. 334-336 High Street. 
"^ James Stewart. 



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which the said Sir James held in tack from James, Archbishop of St. 
Andrews. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said Sir James, the 

24 of August 1538. Witnesses, Edward Stewart, Alexander Roust, 
Robert Hammyltoun alias Blasis and James Nasymth. 

168. Mutual Discharge by Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart and George 

Hammyltoun in Medop, by which the former discharged the latter of all 
his obligations for service past and future, and the latter discharged the 
former of his mastership or magistracy and fees. Done in the Parish 
Church of Linlithqw, the 29 of August 1538. Witnesses, William 
Hammyltoun, William Snype, John Thomsoun, elder, James Nasmyth, 
and Dominus James Newlandis, chaplain. 

169. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Ka, burgess of Linlithqw, of a 

piece of land at the east end of the loch of the burgh of Linlithqw, called 
Fiddilcroft,^ of a croft lying at the west end of the loch,^ and of a piece 
of land called Riwaldgrene,^ lying on the south side of the burgh, follow- 
ing on a precept of sasine under the Great Seal, dated at Linlithqw the 
8 of August 1538. Sheriff for the King was Robert Wethirspowne, 
burgess of Linlithqw. Done on the ground of the lands singillatim, the 

25 of October 1538. Witnesses, John Thomsoun, younger, Edward 
Wilsoun, William Davisoun, David Thomsoun, John Saltoun, Robert 
Mayne and Patrick Knollis. 

170. Protest by John Wawane, burgess of Linlithqw, against the refusal of 

Dominus William Cornwale, chaplain of the altar of St. Katherine, 
situated and founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, to renew his 
tack of two acres* belonging to the said altar, which the said John had 
held In tack for some years previous to the entry of the said chaplain to 
the said altar. The said John claimed that he had manured the ground. 
He now protested that he would seek remede of law. Done at the altar 
of St. Katherine, the 30 of October 1538. Witnesses, Henry Forrest, 
bailie of Linlithqw, Domini Robert Townis, chaplain, and David Hutoun, 
chaplain and notary public. 

Folios 79-80. 

171. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus James Newlands, chaplain of 

the altar of St. Ninian, situated and founded in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw, in a tenement of the late John Adensoun,-^ lying on the south 
side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of the late Andrew 
Wolf on the east, and the lands of James Gray on the west, following on an 
adjudication at four head burgh courts of the said tenement by the late 
Dominus Arnulphus Carribber, chaplain of the said altar, for non-payment 
of an annual-rent of 6s. Bailie giving sasine, Robert Wethirspowne, 
bailie of Linlithqw. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 15 of 
November 1538.* Witnesses, Robert Scott, John Mak, William Johnsoun, 
Thomas James, Robert Robisoun and Patrick Knollis, sergeants. 

172. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Toddocht, burgess of Linlithqw, 

in the tenement described in No. 171, following on resignation of 
Dominus William Cornwale, chaplain. Bailie, place, date and witnesses 
as in No. 171. 

^ Lies to the east of the " Goat" of the loch, between the road and the water ; now 
part of Bonnytoun estate. 

- About 3 acres, between the Bo'ness Road and the loch ; now part of Longcroft 
estate. It was formerly owned by the Couper family. It is still known as Couper's 
Croft. 

^ Originally about 7 acres. The northern part is now occupied by Rivaldsgreen 
Tannery, and the southern part by Rivaldsgreen House and grounds. 

^ Lying at the east end of the loch. 

^ On the site of the old brewery at the west end. 



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173. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus Henry Louk, chaplain of the 

altar of the Blessed V^irgin Mary,founded by Robert Beggis, and situated in 
the Parish Church of St. Michael the Archangel of the burgh of Linlithqw, 
in the tenement^ of the late William Rannald, lying on the south side of 
the High Street, between the lands of Andrew Scott on the west and the 
lands of John Ka on the east, following on adjudication at four head 
burgh courts, for non-payment of an annualrent of 4s. Bailie giving 
sasine, William Dennestoun, bailie of the burgh. Done on the ground 
of the tenement, the 16 of December 1 538. Witnesses, John Mak, Robert 
Kennite, Richard Hill, Dominus William Jak, chaplain, and Patrick 
Knollis, sergeant. 

Folios 80-1. 

174. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus William Jak, chaplain of the 

altar of St. Ann, situated and founded in the Parish Church of St. 
Michael the Archangel in Linlithqw by Robert Beggis, in the two 
tenements 2 of William Foulis, lying contiguous on the south side of the 
burgh of Linlithqw, between the lands of Janet Amysfeld on the west, 
and the lands of Henry Forrest on the east, following on adjudication at 
four head burgh courts for non-payment of an annualrent of 40s. Bailie 
giving sasine, W^illiam Dennestoun, bailie of the burgh. Done on the 
ground of the tenements, the 16 of December 1538. Witnesses, James 
Waucht, John Mak, William Gibsoun, George Estoun, Dominus Henry 
[Louk], curate of Linlithqw, and Patrick Knollis, sergeant. 

175. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus Henry Mechell, chaplain of the 

altar of the Holy Cross, situated and founded in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw, in the tenement ^ of the late John Masoun, lying on the west 
side of the Kirkgate of the burgh, between the lands of James Nycholl 
on the south, and the lands of the chaplain of the said altar on the north, 
following on adjudication at four head burgh courts for non-payment of 
an annualrent of 3s. Bailie giving sasine and date as in No. 174. 
Witnesses, Robert Gibbisoun, Robert Reull, Domini William Jak and 
Henry Louk, chaplains, and Patrick Knollis, sergeant. 

Folios 81-2. 

176. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, in 

the lands of Medop, with mill and fishings, and in the lands of Maner- 
stoun, which the said Sir James had resigned in the hands of John Lord 
Lyndesay of Byris, superior of the said lands, following on a precept of 
sasine, directed to Walter Scott, Matthew Hammyltoun, Archibald 
Lyndesay and Robert More, by the said superior. The destination is in 
favour of the said Sir James and his heirs male ; whom failing, to Andrew 
Hammyltoun, his natural son, and his heirs male ; whom failing, to James 
Hammyltoun, also his natural son, and his heirs male ; whom failing, to 
Alexander Hammyltoun, likewise his natural son, and his heirs male ; 
whom failing, to James Earl of Arran, Lord Hammyltoun, and his heirs 
male ; whom failing, to Gavin Hammyltoun, his brother german, and his 
heirs male ; whom all failing, to the nearest lawful heirs of the said Sir 
James. Precept dated at Edinburgh, 2 January 1538/9. Witnesses to 
precept, Walter Scott, Archibald Lyndesay, William Snype, David Balye, 
Mungo Straherne and James Nasymth, Sasine was given by the said 
Robert More to Robert Hammyltoun, attorney for Sir James. Done on 
the said grounds successive^ the 2 January 1538/9. Witnesses to sasine, 
William Robisoun, William Dyk, and Dominus David Hutoun, chaplain 
and notary public. 

^ On the site of the old brewery at the west end. 
2 On the site of part of Nos. 137 to 143 High Street. 
^ On the site of part of the Cross House property. 



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177. Notarial record of statement made by Mr. James Browne, schoolmaster of 

Linlithqw, to Henry Forrest, bailie of the burgh : — " Sayand that Schir 
Hendrie Louk, curat of Linlithqw, held his barnis that he kennit in his 
scoull at sic subjection aw and bandone and siclik himself that he and 
the said barnis behufit to enter in the kirk to goddis service at the latter 
peilss on festuale dais bayth mess and evinsang and settis doun in the 
said kirk on cauld stanis quhen tha mycht have dune gret proffit and 
steid to thaimselfis to have lerit in the schull tynand thair tyme." The 
said bailie states that these words have done much harm and scandal to 
the said curate in the minds of his parishioners. Done in the house of 
James Nasmyth, in the burgh, the 9 January 1538/9. Witnesses, 
Dominus William Jak, chaplain, George Jak, William Straherne, 
messenger, Robert More, James Skellat, and William Gentilman. 

178. Commission to Mr. James Bonar, John Betoun, Dominus Henry Balfour, 

and Henry Bruss, to appear before Mr. John Thorntoun, canon of 
Moray, commissary for the Apostolic See, granted by Thomas 
Hammyltoun, layman, of the diocese of Glasgow, and Agnes Edmestoun, 
laywoman, of the diocese of St. Andrews ; to crave the apostolic dis- 
pensation for their marriage, since they are within the third and fourth 
degrees of consanguinity. The said Thomas Hammyltoun is the son of 
James Hammyltoun of Torrens, who was the son of James Hammyltoun 
of Torrens, who was the son of Isabella Parkle. The said Agnes 
Edmestoun is the daughter of Katherine Forrest, who was the daughter 
of Katherine Parkle, sister of the said Isabella. Done at Linlithgow, in 
the house of Agnes Forrest, the 11 of February 1538/9. Witnesses, 
John Cambell of Glenhuche, Colin Campbell of Cramdeicht, Dominus 
Ninian Spottiswod, rector of Glenquhome, Mr. Alexander Mactarbre, 
rector of Kilquhowman, Alexander Blake and Archibald Nycholl. 

Folio 82. 

179. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Gryntoun, son and heir of the late 

David Gryntoun, in a rig ^ of arable land on the south side of Linlithqw, 
lying between the lands of James Hammyltoun on the east and the 
lands of Dominus Henry Mechell, chaplain of the altar of All Saints 
in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the west, the lands of William 
Davisoun on the north, and the lands held by Agnes Forrest in conjunct 
fee, on the south. Bailie giving sasine, William Dennestoun, bailie of 
the burgh. Done on the ground, the 25 of February 1538/9. Witnesses, 
Robert Young, Andrew Greif, Robert Toddrik, David Rait, Robert 
Johnsoun, Robert Robisoun and Robert Hendersoun, sergeants. 

180. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Davisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 

in the rig of land described in No. 179, following on resignation of James 
Grintoun. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as in No. 179. 

181. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Katherine Dennestoun, wife of David 

Hakkat, in a tenement - and garden on the south side of the High Street 
of Linlithqw, between the lands of the late Mr. Patrick Young on the 
west and the lands of the late Luke Lychtman on the east, follow- 
ing on precept of sasine under the Great Seal of date i February 
1538/9. This tenement formerly belonged to James Hammyltoun of 
Kincavill, but was now in the King's hands by escheat for heresy. Bailie 
giving sasine, Robert Wethirspowne. Done on the ground, the 5 of 
March 1538/9. Witnesses, William Dennestoun, John Johnsoun, Patrick 
Nemocht, John Farle in Fortassat, James Dennestoun, George Bell, 
Robert Robisoun, Patrick Knollis and Robert Hendersoun, sergeants. 

^ South of Nos. Ill and 115 High Street, and west of the Vennel rig. 
- On the site of Nos. 43-47 High Street. 



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Folios 83-4. 

182. Resignation by John Schaw of Polkemmat in favour of his son Andrew 

Schaw of Sornbege and Helen Ross his wife, of his lands of Polkemmat 
and mill lying in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, and of the four-merk lands 
of Smodinhirst, the three-merk lands of Sornbege with tower and 
fortalice, the two-merk lands of Over Langsyd, the one-merk lands of 
Nether Langsyd, and the one-merk lands of Dumdivane, all lying in the 
bailiary of Kylstewart and in the sheriffdom of Air. The lands of 
Polkemmat are held of the King in capite^ and the other lands of him, 
as Seneschal of Scotland, in capite. The letters of resignation are 
directed to David Hammyltoun of Prestoun and David Hammyltoun of 
Brownhill, and dated at Fischike, the lo of March 153^/9. Witnesses, 
George Urde, David Nesbet and John Rowane. The resignation is 
made into the King's hands in the Palace of Linlithqw, at 11 a.m. of the 
12 of March 1538/9. Witnesses, James Earl of Arran, Lord Hammyltoun, 
John Ross of Cragye, William bishop of Abirdene, James Kirkcalde, 
Treasurer, John Kirkcalde, David Hammyltoun of Brownhill and James 
Hammyltoun. 

183. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus William Brison, chaplain, in a 

tenement^ lying on the north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, 
between the lands of Robert Wethirspowne on the west and the lands of 
David Raitt on the east, following on resignation by his mother, Janet 
Palmar, widow of Robert Brison, burgess of Linlithqw. Henry Forrest, 
bailie of the burgh, giving sasine. Done on the ground of the tenement, 
the 20 of March 1538/9. Witnesses, Robert Wethirspowne,. Robert 
Scott, James Robisoun, younger, John Auld, John Hammyltoun in Parklie, 
and Robert Hendirsoun, sergeant. 

184. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Adam Weddale, burgess of Linlithqw, 

in the tenement described in No. 183, following on resignation of 
Dominus William Brison, chaplain. Bailie giving sasine, place, date 
and witnesses as in No. 183. 

Folio 85. 

185. Liferent Sasine in favour of Margaret Bynnyng, wife of Adam Weddale, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in his tenement described in No. 183. Bailie giving 
sasine, place, date and witnesses as in No. 183. 

Folios 85-6. 

186. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Tennand, personal servant of the 

King, and Marion Atkisoun, his wife, in the 40s. lands of old extent of 
Inchno, and in the 40s. lands of old extent of Geyne, which the late John 
Colquhone held in tack, lying in the lordship of Monkland and in the 
sheriffdom of Lanark, following on precept of sasine, granted by the 
superior James Abbot of Newbottill, and dated at Newbottil, the 25 of 
F'ebruary 1538/9. Robert Murray is attorney for the said Marion. John 
Kneland in Foschame is bailiff for the Abbot and Monastery. Sasine 
given successive on the lands, the 24 of March t 538/9. Witnesses, George 
Kneland, Archibald Hammyltoun in Akinheid, David Hay, Murdoch 
Makcanye, Mabutus Craufurd and David Boid. 

187. Notice of Removal given by John Tennand and his wife Marion Atkisoun 

to Patrick Normont, Thomas Gowane, Mabutus Craufurd, Janet Muryeill, 
widow of John Moichrie, younger, and Marion Quhit, widow of John 
Moichrie, elder, tenants of the lands of Inchno and Geyne, holding of 
Mr. Adam Culquhoune, rector of Stobo, and of George Culquhoune, to 

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remove themselves and their goods from the said lands by Whitsunday 
next to come, unless they arrange a new lease with the new proprietors. 
Done on the said lands, the 24 of March 1538/9. Witnesses, George 
Kneland, Archibald Hammyltoun in Akinheid, David Hay, Murdoch 
Makkenye and Robert Murray. 

188. Acknowledgement by Janet Tod, wife of Robert Barbour, that she has 

received ;^3 : 16 : 8 Scots from her son John Campbell. Done at 
Linlithqw, the 26 of March 1539. Witnesses, Bartholomew Brokkas, 
George Ker and Robert Barbour, her husband. 

189. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus William Davisoun, chaplain of 

the altar of Holy Trinity, situated and founded in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw, in the tenement ^ of the late James Empsfeld, lying on the 
north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of Patrick 
Gillone on the east, and the lands of the late William Hill on the west, 
following on adjudication led at four head courts of the burgh in default 
of an annual payment of 4s. Henry Forrest, bailie, giving sasine. Done 
on the ground of the tenement, the 16 of April 1 539. Witnesses, William 
Dennestoun, William Wilsoun, John Burne, William Young, Patrick 
Akinheid, John Fostar, James Duncane, and Robert Robisoun, sergeant. 

190. Obligation by John Hoigis to Dominus William Davisoun, chaplain of the 

altar of Holy Trinity, founded and situated in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw, to build within year and day a house of the annual value of 
17s. 4d. on the tenement described in No. 189. Done at Linlithqw, the 
16 of April 1539. Witnesses, Henry Forrest and William Dennestoun, 
bailies of Linlithqw, William Young, John Burne, Patrick Akinheid, 
Robert Robisoun and Patrick Knollis, sergeants. 

Folios 86-7. 

191. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Hoigis in the tenement described 

in No. 189, following on resignation by Dominus William Davisoun, 
chaplain of the altar of Holy Trinity. Bailie giving sasine, place and 
date as in No. 189. Witnesses (additional), Patrick Gillone, Mr. 
Bartholomew Kello, notary public, Patrick Knollis and Robert 
Hendirsoun, sergeants. 

192. Obligation by John Hoigis to invest and seise Patrick Schaw in one half 

of the tenement described in No. 189. Place and date as in No. 189. 
Witnesses, Henry Forrest and William Dennestoun, bailies of the burgh, 
Dominus William Davisoun, chaplain, William Wilsoun, John Burne, 
William Young, Patrick Akinheid, Mr. Bartholomew Kello, notary public, 
John Fostar, James Duncane, Patrick Gillone, Patrick Knollis and Robert 
Hendirsoun, sergeants. 

193. Instrument of sasine in favour of George Hakkat [son and heir apparent 

of David Hakkat], following on resignation by his mother, Katherine 
Dennestoun, wife of the said David Hakkat, in tenement as described in 
No. 181, reserving her life-rent. Bailie giving sasine, Henry Forrest, 
bailie of the burgh. Done at Linlithqw, the 17 of April 1539. 
Witnesses, William Balderstoun, John Johnsoun, John Forrest, Robert 
Robisoun and Patrick Knollis, sergeants. 

Folios 87-8. 

194. Instrument of sasine in favour of James Lawson of Hieriggis, son and 

heir of the late Robert Lawson of Hieriggis, in the lands of Lochtulio 
with their pertinents, namely, the villa of Lochtulio or Boghall, Starlaw 

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and Denis, lying in the barony and parish of Bathgate and sheriffdom 
of Renfrew ; reserving the liferent of Janet Leddale, widow of the said 
Robert Lawson. The sasine follows on a royal precept of sasine under 
the quarter seal, dated at Edinburgh lo April 1539. Sasine given by 
Andrew Nemo, acting as depute for Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, 
sheriff of Renfrew, under a letter of commission signed and sealed by 
the said Sir James at Linlithqw, the 12 of April 1539. Witnesses to 
commission, William Hammyltoun of Humbie, Robert Hammyltoun in 
Briggis, James Nasmyth. Sasine given at the principal messuage of 
Lochtullo, the 19 of April 1539. Witnesses, James Haldane of Glennagis, 
John Haldane, his son and heir apparent, James Young, Adam Hunter, 
Alexander Ralton, James Mowbra of Canmok, Robert Carribbir, John 
Weston, John Mowbra in Crawmont ; John Ochiltre in Canmok, Robert 
Man and Alexander Ralton, younger. 

Folios 88-89. 

195. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Libra Cornwall, daughter of the late 

John Cornwall by his first marriage with Margaret Forrest, and of her 
husband, Archibald Hammyltoun, in one third of the Mains of Ballinhard, 
extending to ten merk lands of new extent, and in one third part of the 
coalheuchs of the same, all lying in the barony of Carriddin and in the 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw. The instrument of sasine follows on a precept 
of sasine, dated at Edinburgh 5 May 1539, and granted by Peter Cornwall 
of Ballinhard, son and heir of the late John Cornwall of Ballinhard by 
his second marriage, to implement the contract of marriage entered into 
by the late Patrick Cornwall of Ballinhard (grandfather of the said Peter) 
and his son and heir the said John Cornwall on the one part, and 
Thomas Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, and Margaret Forrest his 
daughter, first wife of the said John Cornwall, on the other part. 
Witnesses to the precept, Mr. Hugh Rig, Mr. John Mostrop, Mr. John 
Chepman, Mr. Gilbert Grot and Gilbert Henderson. Sasine given on 
the said lands by William Strahern, messenger, the 6 of May 1539. 
Witnesses, Alexander Blake, George Jak, Archibald Nycholl, Thomas 
Wilson, Rudolph Cocheran, and Dominus William Jak, chaplain. 

Folio 89. 

196. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Libra Cornwall and her husband, as in 

No. 195, in one third of the lands, township and coalheuchs of Ballinhard. 
Precept, witnesses and dates as in No. 195. 

Folios 89-90. 

197. Notarial Transumpt of these deeds made at the request of Marion 

Crawfurd, daughter and heir of the late Richard Crawfurd, burgess of 
Linlithqw. i. Charter granted by William Knollis, Lord of St. John of 
Torphiching, to Archibald Crawfurd, and his wife Janet Empselis, of 
three particates of temple land, lying at the east end of the town of 
Linlithqw, on the road to Borrowmuir, between the lands of Robert 
Foulis on the west and the Common way to the Loch on the east ; 
which three particates formerly belonged to William Crawfurd, his father. 
Reddendo the annual rent wont to be paid, and the usual services. 
Dated at Torphiching the 20 of April {sic) 1498. Witnesses, Alexander 
Leirmontht, James Akinheid, Alexander Spenss, William Petticruff, 
Thomas Stensone, John Fresale, and Dominus John Murray, notary 
public. 2. Instrument of Sasine containing a precept of sasine following 
on the said charter. Precept of Sasine dated at Torphiching, the 31 of 
March 1498, Witnesses not specified. Instrument of Sasine dated on 
the ground of the said lands the 8 of April 1498. Witnesses, Patrick 
Ka, John Ross, Patrick Raith, John Kayne, and Thomas Makkison, 
officer. 

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Hammyltoun in Mylburne, Robert Gardinar or Ciikye, George Jak and 
Domini Henry Louk, William Jak, James Newlandis and Henry 
Wawane, chaplains. 

Folio 90. 

198. Deed of gift by Agnes Forrest, widow of Mungo Stensoun, laird of 

Heidmontscheles, dwelling in the town of Linlithqw, of all her goods 
moveable and immoveable in utensils and in houses, then belonging 
and which might belong to her, whether in gold or in silver, nominate or 
innominate, whether in great quantity or in small, in favour of her aunt 
Agnes Edmestoun, wife of Thomas Hammyltoun, King's servitor, and 
her heirs, whom failing to her sister Margaret Edmestoun and her 
heirs, whom failing to Libra Cornwale, wife of Archibald Hammyl- 
toun, and her heirs, whom all failing to her own heirs whomsoever. 
Done at Linlithqw in the house ^ of the said Agnes Forrest, the 21 of 
May 1539. Witnesses, Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, Rector of Kincardin 
Neill, Peter Boid and William Balderstoun. 

199. Obligation by Elizabeth Litster and her husband William Baldirstoun to 

pay an annual-rent of 20s. during his life-time to Dominus Stephan 
Litster, Canon of the Monastery of Holyrood near Edinburgh, in return 
for the gift of a sasine of two tenements in Linlithqw, which belonged to 
him in heritage through the death of John Litster, his father. Done at 
Linlithqw in the house of William Baldirstoun the i of October 1539. 
Witnesses, Dominus George Creichtoun, canon of the said monastery, 
Simon Scott, James Moffat, Walter Blair and James Creichtoun. 

Folios 90-1. 

200. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Elizabeth Litster and William 

Baldirstoun her husband, in two adjacent tenements, ^ lying on the south 
side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of Thomas 
Robisoun on the west and the lands of Janet Empsels on the east ; 
following on resignation by her brother Dominus Stephan Litster, 
Canon Regular of the Monastery of Holyrood. Henry Forrest, bailie, 
giving sasine. Done on the ground of the tenements the i of October 
1539. Witnesses, William Young, John Loverans, Simon Scott, James 
Moffat, Walter Blair, James Creichtoun, Dominus George Creichtoun, 
canon of said monastery, and James Jamieson, sergeant. 

Folio 91. 

201. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart in 

the lands of Mureheid, Blairmukis, Blairmukhoile, Forrestburn, Hirst, 
Fortessat, Strandschaw, Dewishills, and Pauperwarthills, lying in the 
barony of Boithweil and sheriffdom of Lanark, following on precept of 
sasine granted by Patrick Earl of Boithweil, Lord of Hales. Precept 
dated at Abirdeen, the 17 of September 1539. Witnesses, Mr. James 
Hepburne, Dean of Dunkeld, Alexander Hepburne of Quhitsone, Mr. 
Nicholas Ruthirfurd, Mr. Michael Balfour, Mr. Bartholomew Kello, 
notary public. Sasine given by Alexander Glen, bailiff for the said Earl, 
to James Nasmyth, attorney for the said Sir James, on each of the said 
lands, the 1 1 of October 1 539. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in Parkley, 
John Donaldsoun, James Byris, Patrick Sumerwale, Thomas Cadder 
and John Gilmour. 

Folios 91-2. 

202. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart in 

the lands of the Moor and Forest of Boithwile, lying in the barony of 



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Boithwile and sheriffdom of Lanark, and by annexation in the barony of 
HaUs, in the sheriffdom of Edinburgh and constabulary of Hadintoun, 
following on Precept of Sasine by Patrick Earl of Boithwile, Lord Halis 
and Creichtoun. To be held in blench. Reddendo one penny. Precept of 
Sasine at Abirdeen, date and witnesses as in No. 201. Destination to the 
said Sir James and his heirs male, whom failing to Andrew Hammyltoun, 
his natural son, and his heirs male, whom failing to James Hammyltoun, 
also his natural son, and his heirs male, whom failing to Alexander 
Hammyltoun, also his natural son, and his heirs male, whom failing to 
James Earl of Arran, Lord Hammyltoun, and his heirs male, whom 
failing to Gavin Hammyltoun, his brother german, and his heirs male, 
whom all failing to the lawful and nearest heirs male of the said Earl. 
Bailiff and attorney, date of sasine and witnesses to sasine as in 
No. 201. 

Folios 92-3. 

203. Instrument of Investiture narrating that Dominus John Wilsoun, Canon 

Regular of the Monastery of Holyrood of the Order of St. Augustine, 
appeared at the High Altar of the Parish Church of Kynnele within the 
diocese of St. Andrews. He held in his hands an indult containing in 
itself a call to the vicarage of the said Church of Kynnele made to him 
by David Cardinal Priest of the Holy Roman Church, Archbishop of 
St. Andrews, Primate of all Scotland, Legatus Natus of the Apostolic 
See, Administrator of the Church of Mirapoix, and perpetual Com- 
mendator of the Monastery of St. Thomas the Martyr of Arbroath of the 
Order of St. Benedict in the diocese of St. Andrews, under the round seal 
of the said Cardinal, and written on parchment under the seal and 
signature of Mr. John Lawdir, town-clerk of St. Andrews, notary public, 
official writer to the Roman Court and private secretary to the said 
Cardinal and Archbishop. This indult the said Dominus John handed 
to Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, notary public, to be read aloud and 
explained. Then Dominus John Wricht, at the request of the said 
Dominus John Wilsoun, inducted and invested him in the office of Vicar 
as aforesaid, with all its liberties, commodities and other profits, by 
handing him the cup, book and other furniture of the altar. Done at the 
High Altar of the said Church at ten in the forenoon of the 16 of October 
1539. Witnesses, Richard Browne, Alexander Glen, John Browne, 
Richard Clerk, John Bowok, and Mr. James Browne, notary public. 

Folio 93. 

204. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Patrick Coll, burgess of Linlithqw, in a 

half of a barn and kiln,i lying at the east end of the burgh, on the east 
side of the road leading to Blackness, and at the west end of the acre 
belonging to William Hammyltoun in Pardowin ; following on precept 
of sasine by the said William Hammyltoun, directed to William 
Hammyltoun of Humbe, his son and heir apparent, and dated at 
Pardowin, 31 October 1539. Witnesses, Dominus James Glen, chaplain, 
James Brokkas, Robert Dewalis and James Smyth. Sasine given on 
the ground of the property, the 17 of November 1539. Witnesses, John 
Saltoun, James Jame, William Park, Thomas Perry, WiUiam Myllar 
and Walter Newlandis. 

Folios 93-4. 

205. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Johnsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, in 

one half of the barn and kiln lying as in No. 204, under precept of 
sasine, date and witnesses, date of sasine and witnesses as in No. 204. 

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Folio 94. 

206. Resignation ad perpetuam rernanentiam by Henry Kempt of Thomastoun, 

with consent of Janet Dury his wife, of the lands of Harehope, extending 
to ;^io of old extent, lying in the parish of Eddilstoun and sheriffdom of 
Peblis, into the hands of the superiors Andrew, Abbot of Melrose and 
the convent thereof. Done in the King's Palace at Linlithqw, the 3 of 
January 1539/40. Witnesses, Sir Thomas Erskin of Brecheing, King's 
secretary, James Leirmont of Dersy, John Tennand, Robert Murray, 
John Collisoun, and John Railtoun, notary public. 

207. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Fawop of Lochhous and Elizabeth 

Small his wife in one quarter of the lands of Lochhous, lying at the 
west end of Linlithqw Loch and in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following 
on precept of sasine by William, bishop of Aberdeen and chancellor of 
the college university of the same, directed to George Gray of Bellow 
and Robert More, sealed with the round seal of the bishop, and dated at 
Linlithqw 8 January 1539/40. Witnesses, Mr. John Gardin, rector of 
Tyree, Mr. John Gibson, prebendary of Linclowden, and Dominus 
Andrew Flemyng, chaplain. Sasine given on the ground, 9 January 
1539/40. W^itnesses, Thomas Small, Robert More, Robert Fawup, 
Andrew Johnsoun, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 

Folios 94-5. 

208. Transumpt of an Instrument of Sasine in favour of Janet Rannald as heir 

to her brother the late William Rannald, son and heir of the late Stephen 
Rannald, in a tenement,^ kiln, barn and garden, lying on the south side 
of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of the late John 
Coupar on the east and the lands of Andrew Scott on the west. Sasine 
given by Thomas Hammyltoun, bailie of the burgh, on the ground of the 
tenement, the 25 of February 1522/3. Witnesses, Thomas Hammyltoun 
and David Newlandis, bailies of the burgh, John Thomsoun, James 
Harde, John Goff, Andrew Scott, Henry Lewyngstoun, Andrew Walkar, 
John Baldirstoun and James Saltoun, sergeants. Transumpt made at 
the altar of St. Ninian the Governor {coram altare Sancti Niniani 
prcBsulis) in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, the 29 of January 1539/40. 
Witnesses, William Dennestoun, one of the bailies of the burgh, Robert 
Scott, Peter Newlandis, Domini James Newlandis, William Jak and 
Henry Mechell, chaplains. 

Folio 95. 

209. Resignation by Begis Howburne, widow of William More, burgess of 

Linlithqw, in favour of her natural son Robert More, of her conjunct fee 
in the tenement- lying on the north side of the High Street between the 
lands of Alexander Rust on the east and the lands of James Robisoun on 
the west : into the hands of William Dennestoun, bailie of the burgh, 
who thereupon gave sasine of the tenement to the said Robert More as 
heir to the said William More. Sasine given on the ground of the tene- 
ment on the 29 of January 1539/40. Witnesses, William Baldirstoun, 
Thomas Thomsoun, George Carribbir, Andrew" Quhithill, and James 
Jamesoun, sergeant. 

210. Liferent Sasine of the tenement as in No. 209 in favour of Begis Howburne 

therein designed, on resignation by her said son Robert More. Bailie, 
date and witnesses as in No. 209. 



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Folios 95-6. 

211. Assignation by William Johnsoun and Helen Hammyltoun, his wife, and 

John Johnstoun, their son, in favour of Robert Johnsoun in Powmyln of a 
tack for 19 years of the i6s. 8d. lands of Falkirk, lying in the town and 
territory of Falkirk, barony of Kerss and sheriffdom of Stirling, held 
under Robert, Abbot of Holyrood, and the convent thereof Done at 
Linlithqw in the house of the said-William Johnsoun, the 17 of February 
1539/40. Witnesses, William Knollis, James Craufurd, and Dominus 
James Brison, chaplain. 

Folio 96. 

212. Transumpt of process of apprising of the tenement ^ of John Turffis lying 

on the south side of the High Street, between the lands of the late James 
Fetticruff on the east and the lands of William Forsyth on the west, led 
by Dominus David Erkill, chaplain of the altar of St. Anna in the Parish 
Church of Linlithqw, at four head courts of the burgh, in defect of the 
payment of an annualrent of 13s. 4d. due to the chaplain of the said 
altar. First court held on 7 October 15 16 before bailies Robert Scott, 
Robert Dennestoun and John Gowane. Witnesses, John Thomsoun, 
Andrew Scott, Robert Dunmure, John Toddocht and James Saltoun, 
sergeant. Second court held on 20 January 15 16/17 before bailies 
William Wethirspune, James Robisoun and Thomas Hammyltoun. 
Witnesses, Robert Toddrik, John Gibsoun, Robert Fostar, and John 
Adensoun and James Saltoun, sergeant. Third court held on 17 April 
1 517 before bailies Thomas Hammyltoun and James Robisoun. 
Witnesses, Robert Toddrik, John Fresale, Robert Fostar and V/illiam 
Duncane, John Baldirstoun, sergeant. Fourth court held on 5 October 
1 5 i7before bailies Thomas Hammyltoun and James Robisoun. Witnesses, 
Dominus William Craufurd, vicar of Falkirk, George Kent, Robert 
Johnsoun, Robert Robisoun, Robert Dunmure, Andrew Scott, Robert 
Mayne and George Carribbir. 

Transumpt made at the request of Allan Hammyltoun, burgess of 
Linlithqw, at the market cross thereof, the 26 of February 1539/40. 
Witnesses, William Dennestoun, bailie of the burgh, James Nasmyth, 
Andrew Greif, William Straherne, messenger, and Domini Henry Louk 
and William Jak, chaplains. 

Folio 97. 

213. Resignation by James Hammyltoun of two and a half merk lands of Kitty- 

mure and Kingshauchholme, lying in the barony of Stanhouss and 
sheriffdom of Lanark, under a procuratory of resignation directed to 
Archibald Hammyltoun in Roploch and John Hammyltoun his brother, 
and dated at Stanhouss, 4 February 1539/40. Witnesses, James Nesbet, 
Thomas Talyour, James Dawyell, Thomas Ade, and Dominus Alexander 
Portar, chaplain. Resignation made into the King's hands as superior, 
in favour of the said James Hammyltoun and his wife Griselda Sempill. 
Therefore the King gave possession of the said lands viva voce to 
Malcolm Lychtoun as attorney for the said Griselda acting under a 
mandate under the quarter seal of date at Edinburgh 7 February 1539/40, 
and ordered a charter of the said lands to be drawn up. Done in the 
Palace of Linlithqw, the 10 of March 1539/40. Witnesses, Gavin, Arch- 
bishop of Glasgow, George, Earl of Huntlie, James Leirmont of Dersy, 
John Ross, laird of Cragye, and Andrew Balfour. 

Folios 97-8. 

214. Instrument of Premonition given by Robert Gyb of Ogilface, servitor of 

the King, and assignee of the late Robert Carribber of Carribber, to 

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William Hammyltoun in Pardowin to appear in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw between sunrise and sunset of the 15 May following to receive 
payment of the redemption of the reversion of the lands of Carribber. 
Done in the said William Hammyltoun's house at Pardowin, the ii 
March 1539/40. Witnesses, Alexander Glen, Robert Purwyss, William 
Tait, and Dominus Robert Townnis, chaplain. 

215. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Saltoun, son of John Saltoun, 

burgess of Linlithqw, and Christina Ker his wife, in the half of a tenement ^ 
lying on the north side of the High Street betvveen the lands of James 
Robisoun and Thomas Trowip on the east, and the lands of the late 
Henry Foster of Pentoskene on the west ; following on resignations by 
his father and mother under reservations of their life-rent. Robert 
Wetherspoune, bailie of the Priory of St. Andrews, giving sasine. Done 
on the ground of the half tenement, the 13 March 1539/40. Witnesses, 
WilliamjDennestoun, John Gray, Stephen Fyndelay, Patrick Hammyltoun, 
John Jak, James Dennestoun and Andrew Greif. 

216. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Saltoun and Christina Ker his 

wife, in the other half of the tenement described in No. 215. Bailie 
giving sasine, place, date and witnesses as in No. 215. 



Folios 98-9. 

217. Letter of Monition and Citation, issued by the Official of St. Andrews in 

the Archdeanery of Lothian and endorsed by Dominus John Clerk, 
chaplain, requiring the Bailies of the burgh of Linlithqw to liberate 
Dominus Thomas Kent, chaplain, who was imprisoned by them in the 
Tolbooth. The letter was produced to the notary by James Kent, 
burgess of Linlithqw. The demand was made at the Market Cross and 
at the door of the prison, the 5 of June 1540. Witnesses, William 
Craufurd in Kynneill, Robert Perry, John Gray, Andrew Greif, and 
Dominus David Huchoun, notary public. 

218. Tack for three years of one third of the lands of Easter Pentoskene, in the 

sheriffdom of Striveling, belonging to Agnes Forrest, widow of Henry 
Foster of Pentoskene, granted by her to Patrick Andro in Ovirmungall 
and Alexander Lewyngstoun and Alexander Johnsoun in Falkirk ; 
tenants to pay each 19s. 4d. a year and jointly 3 capons and 6 poultry. 
Should the tenants sublet any part of the subjects, she reserves power to 
let them to Henry Mongall in Falkirk or other sufficient tenants. Done 
at Linlithqw in the house of the said Agnes Forrest, the 22 June 1540. 
Witnesses, William Baldirstoun, Thomas Wilyemsoun, Peter Newlandis, 
and Mr. Bartholomew Kello, notary public. 

219. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Katherine Wolff in a tenement- lying 

on the south side of the High Street between the lands of the late Robert 
Gray on the east and the lands of Thomas Franss on the west, following 
on resignations by William Wilson, burgess of Linlithqw, and Ellen 
Sandelands his wife, with reservation of their life-rent. Bailie giving 
sasine, William Dennestoun. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 
3 July 1540. Witnesses, Alexander Glen, James Ade, Gavin Duncane, 
George Wreicht, Dominus Robert Townnis, chaplain, Mr. Bartholomew 
Kello, notary public, and Patrick Knollis, sergeant. 

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Folios 99-100. 

220. Agreement made by David Alexander, Robert Bartilmo, William Alexander, 

Thomas Browne, William Gryndelay, younger, and Henry (iryndelay, 
tenants, indwellers and neighbours of the town and lands of Reddocht, 
lying in the Kerss and sherifdom of Stirling, to refer to the decision of 
four arbiters all debates, controvercies and quarrels among them. The 
said arbiters shall assign to each tenant his own part for casting ditches 
{partem siiam pro edificatione fovearuni). Any tenant failing to cast his 
part shall pay a penalty of 20s. to the neighbour or neighbours doing the 
work. Done at Linlithqw in the chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, 
chaplain, the 2 of October 1540. Witnesses, Patrick Farlie, John Mak, 
Robert Trumbill and George Kincaid. 

221. Mutual discharge between Mr. James Knollis, rector of the churches of 

Slamannan and Roskene, and Mr. Robert Hammyltoun in Briggis, his 
factor. Done at Linlithqw in the chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, 
chaplain, the 7 of October 1540. Witnesses, Andrew Hammyltoun, son 
and heir apparent of Archibald Hammyltoun, William Knollis, Dominus 
William Jak, chaplain, and Dominus David Hutoun, chaplain and notary 
public. 

222. Warrant by Mr. James Knollis, rector of the churches of Slamannan and 

Roskene, to Robert Hammyltoun in Briggis, his tacksman of the tack 
of the said churches, to pay to Dominus William Jak, chaplain, the sum 
of ^8 which the said chaplain held in pension from the said rector of the 
church of Slamannan. Done at Linlithqw in the chamber of Dominus 
Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain, the 7 of October 1540. Witnesses, Andrew 
Hammyltoun, son and heir apparent of Archibald Hammyltoun of 
Lathame, William Knollis, and Dominus David Hutoun, chaplain and 
notary public. 

Folios 100-1. 

223. Interrogation made by Philip Quhithed, factor for the King within the 

sheriffdom of Linlithqw, in presence of the notary, of William Dundas, 
dwelling in the barony of Abercorn, as to whether a payment of ^10 
made by him to the said factor was on his own behalf or on behalf of 
Mr. William Thomsoun, rector of Dofifyntoun. The said William 
Dundas declared that this payment was made on his own behalf for his 
entry and grassum to the mill and lands of Abercorn. Done in the town 
of Kincavil, the 12 of October 1540. Witnesses, Charles Dennestoun, 
captain of the Castle of Blakness, William Hammyltoun of Humbe, 
David Red, John Harde, sergeant, and Dominus David Hutoun, 
chaplain and notary public. 

224. Contract between Andrew Hammyltoun in Skelletoun and William 

Crawfurd in Kynnele, whereby the said Andrew binds himself to enter 
into a contract of espousal and afterwards to marry Agnes Crawfurd, 
daughter of the said William Crawfurd, and also to infeft the said Agnes 
in liferent in the 4 merk lands of Skelletoun and also in the 20 shilling 
lands of Mossyd lying in the barony of Mauchanschyd and sheriffdom of 
Lanark. 

The said William binds himself to pay to the said Andrew a dowry 
of 100 merks. And if the said Andrew bring forward any reasonable 
cause in a suit of divorce between him and the said Agnes, he shall pay 
all expenses both at the Roman Court and without ; and if divorce be 
granted he shall within twenty days receive and have the said Agnes 
for his wife and enter into a new marriage with her. Done at Linlithqw 
in the chamber of Robert Gardinar, burgess, the 13 of October 1540. 
Witnesses, Andrew Hammyltoun, Robert Gardinar. 



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Foilos 101-2. 

225. Instrument of Sasine in favour of the Bailies, Council and Community of 

the burgh of Linlithqvv, following upon a charter by the King under the 
Great Seal and dated at Falkland 31 August 1540, conferring upon them 
full power, free faculty and special licence to elect, have and hold 
annually for all time to come a Provost within the said burgh, with full 
power and liberty to hold sheriff courts within the burgh and within the 
liberty and territory thereof. The precept of sasine is directed to James 
Robisoun, Robert Scott and Peter Newlandis, bailies of the said burgh. 
Sasine was given by the said Robert Scott to Henry Forrest, first provost, 
by staff and baton. Done at the market cross of Linlithqw, the 23 of 
October 1540. Witnesses, Andrew Ross, Alexander Bertillmo, Peter 
Mowbra, David Red, William Hammyltoun of Humbe, Philip Quhithed, 
William Crawfurd in Kynnele, Robert Ross, Mr. James Knollis, rector of 
Roskene, Dominus George Skowgall, rector of Inchmawchane, Domini 
Henry Louk, William Jak, William Davisoun, James Newlandis and 
Patrick Newlandis, chaplains, and Dominus David Huton, chaplain and 
notary public. 

226. Assignation by Richard Burne of Hill in the sheriffdom of Striveling in 

favour of his son Nicholas Burne of all ferms, grassums, emoluments 
and other profits of the lands of Netherhek lying in the barony of Kynnele 
and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, belonging to the said Richard, and remain- 
ing unpaid for the last five years by Robert Bertilmo, dwelling in 
Reddoch, occupier and labourer of the said lands. Done at Linlithqw 
in the chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain, the 2 of 
November 1540. Witnesses, Henry Forrest, provost of the burgh, 
William Baldirstoun, John Young and John Gray. 

227. Discharge by Dominus Henry Louk, chaplain, on behalf of himself and the 

others, chaplains named in the obit of the late Henry Wernok, and by 
Robert Scott and James Robisoun, bailies of the burgh of Linlithqw, in 
name and on behalf of the general council of the said burgh, holding the 
right of patronage of the said obit, in favour of Henry Forrest, provost of 
the said burgh, in return for his good services and favours to the burgh 
and church, of an annual rent of 8s. Scots, payable to the chaplain 
of the altar of St. Ninian, situated within the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw, for an obit for the soul of the said Henry Wernok, and levied 
from the said Henry Forrest's tenement ^ lying on the south side of the 
High Street between the lands of Henry Ramsay on the east and the 
lands of William Foulis on the west. Done on the ground of the tene- 
ment, the 2 of November 1540. Witnesses, James Nasymth, James 
Waucht, William Davisoun, George Bell, John Estoun, Simon Caling, 
Henry Kent, Stephen Haw, James Blak, Patrick Palmar and Dominus 
Andrew Flemyng, chaplain. 

228. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus Henry Louk, chaplain of the 

altar of St. Ninian, founded within the Parish Church of Linlithqw, and 
the other chaplains named in the obit of the late Henry Wernok, as 
contained in the common register of the burgh, of an annualrent of 8s. to 
be levied from the Wester Cross Booth,^ situated in the market place 
and belonging to the burgh. The said annualrent was redeemable by 
the burgh on burdening other lands or tenements in or near the burgh 
for the sum of ^6 Scots for the use of the said chaplains and on paying 
the expenses of the new titles. Sasine given by exhibition of a penny. 
Done in the said booth, the 2 of November 1 540. Witnesses, John Ross, 
Stephen Fyndelay, James Nasmyth, George Bell, John Makcalyane, 
Patrick Palmar, John Gray and James Jameson, sergeants. 

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Folio 103. 

229. Contract by which Robert Fostar, burgess of Linlithqw, grants and assigns 

to his son and heir, John Fostar, all his goods movable and immovable, 
and his tenement lying in the burgh, in respect of services rendered and 
to be rendered to him by his son in his old age. John Fostar binds 
himself to give his father sufficient bed and body clothing {honesta vesii- 
menta i?i thoro et i?i tergo\ such daily food as he had before, and to pay 
all his debts. Done at the market cross of Linlithqw, the 9 of November 
1540. Witnesses, Robert Scott, one of the bailies of the burgh, William 
Dennestoun, John Thomsoun, elder, Robert Johnsoun ajid Peter 
Baldirstoun. 

230. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Swane, burgess of Striveling, 

of a booth and solar {solium)'^ lying in front of Robert Scott's tenement 
on the north side of the High Street, between the tenement ^ of David 
Raitt on the west and the lands of Edward Wilson on the east, following 
on resignation by the said Robert Scott, burgess of Linlithqw. Peter 
Newlandis, bailie giving sasine. Done in the said booth, the 19 of 
November 1540. Witnesses, Patrick Palmar, George Merschell, John 
Gray and James Jamesoun, officers. 

Folios 1C3-4. 

231. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Andrew Mechelsoun,^ King's servitor 

and groom, of the lands of Mortoun, the Mill of Abercorn, with the 
orchards and gardens of Ekkekhill, North and South Banks, and the 
multures and suckin of the said mill, lying in the barony of AlDircorne 
and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on a precept of sasine under the 
Great Seal of date 2 November 1540, granted by the King to the said 
Andrew in return for his services to him and to his son James, Prince of 
Scotland, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick. William Straherne, 
sheriff giving sasine. Dont singillatiin on the said subjects, the 17 of 
December 1540. Witnesses, Oliver Drummand, Weaker Lowdoune, 
Thomas Wilson, William Dundas, James Hastiane, Alexander Bowok, 
William Talyour, James Wilson and Archibald Reche. 

232. Instrument of Sasine more burgi in favour of Henry Gowane, as son and 

heir of the late John Gowane, burgess of Linlithqw, his father, of the 
tenement* lying on the north side of the High Street, between the lands 
of the said late John Gowane on the west and the chaplain of the altar of 
St. John the Evangelist, situated in the church of Linlithqw, on the east. 
Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 
24 of December 1 540. Witnesses, James Browne, Malcolm Scott, William 
Robisoun, John Gray, Robert Robisoun and James Jamesoun, sergeants. 

233. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Alexander Stensoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 

of the tenement as in No. 232, following on resignation by Henry Gowane, 
as in No. 232, with the same bailie, date, place and witnesses. 

234. Liferent Sasine in favour of Helen Browne, wife of Alexander Stensoun, 

burgess of Linlithqw,Mn the tenement as in No. 232, with the same bailie, 
date, place and witnesses. 

Folios 104-5. 

235. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Thomas Merschell, chief cook of King 

James V., of the 20s. lands of Kyngisfeld, in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, 

^ An upper room. Lat. solarium. 

'^ On site of No. 150 High Street. 

^ He died before 3 November 1545 (Res^. Privy Seal, vol. xix. f. 45). 

^ On the site of part of No. 286 High Street. 



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which were formerly held in life-rent by the late Thomas Schaw, chief 
cook of King James IV., and afterwards in heritage by the late Sir James 
Hammyltoun of Fynnart, but had now come into the King's hands by 
reason of the forfeiture of the said Sir James for treason and lese-majeste. 
James Merschell acts as attorney for the said Thomas by Royal Letter 
under the quarter seal of date 28 December 1540. Sasine is given by 
Patrick Watt, to whom as sheriff a precept of sasine is directed under 
the Great Seal of date 31 August 1540. The said Patrick receives as his 
fee a black plough ox, with two white hind feet, and two grey horns. 
Done at the principal building on the lands of Kyngisfeld, the 5 of 
January 1 540/1. Witnesses, John Falconar, Patrick Champnay, George 
Bell, Thomas Forrest, John Falconar, son of Henry Falconar, Thomas 
Paris and George Glen. 

236. Ratification by Agnes Levingstoun, wife of James Robisoun, burgess of 

Linlithqw, of an annualrent of 20s. to be levied on her husband's tene- 
ment ^ lying on the north side of the High Street between the lands of 
the late Stephen Wass on the west and the lands of the said James 
Robisoun on the east, and to be paid to Katherine Hammyltoun, wife of 
Thomas Petticruff, Lyon King at Arms. Done at the said tenement, 
the 7 of January 1540, Witnesses, John Crummy, James Robisoun, 
younger, Dominus Henry Louk, curate of Linlithqw, Dominus David 
Huton, chaplain and notary public, and John Gray, sergeant. 

237. Mortification in favour of Dominus Henry Louk, chaplain and curate of 

the Parish Church of Linlithqw, of an annual rent of 2cs. to be levied 
from the principal tenement of James Robisoun as in No. 236, and to be 
paid to the said Dominus Henry in name and on behalf of the altar of 
Holy Trinity, situated and founded in the said Parish Church, for two 
anniversaria or obits : — one of the value of los. to begin immediately 
after the death of Katherine Hammyltoun, as in No. 236, for the souls of 
the late George Bell, Angus Herald, her former husband, and of the said 
Katherine ; and the other of the value of 10s. to begin on the Eve of 
St. Andrew, immediately following her death, for the souls of the said 
Katherine and of Thomas Petticruff, her present husband, both services 
to be held at the said altar of Holy Trinity. The sasine follows on 
sasine in said annualrent in favour of, and on resignation by, the said 
Katherine Hammyltoun, who reserved her liferent. Peter Newlandis, 
bailie giving sasine ; and Thomas Petticruff attorney for his wife. Done at 
Linlithqw on the ground of the said tenement, date and witnesses as in 
No. 236. 

Both services are to be held at the altar of the Holy Trinity, situated 
in the aisle of the Parish Church, by the curate with the parish clerk and 
the chaplains serving these altars — the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy 
Rood, the Holy Blood, St. John the Evangelist, St. John the Baptist, 
the Holy Saviour, the Holy Virgin (altar founded by Beggis), St. Anne, 
St. Ninian, St. Andrew, St. Bridget, and the Holy Trinity. Each 
chaplain to receive for each obit Bd., but the chaplain of the altar of Holy 
Trinity to receive in addition 8d. for lights and mass, the parish clerk 6d., 
and the beadle 2d. 

238. Mortification in favour of Dominus Andrew Flemyng and his successors 

chaplains of the altar of St. Andrew founded and situated in the Parish 
Church of Linlithqw of an annual rent of 13s. 4d. for prayers at the said 
altar for the soul of the late Adam Caueris, burgess of Linlithqw, to be 
levied from the tenement - of James Robison (with consent of Agnes 
Levyngstoun his wife), lying on the north side of the High Street between 
the lands of the late John Saltoun on the west and the lands of Robert 

^ On the site of the east part of Nos. 1206 Hiyh Street. 
- On ttie site of the east part of the Victoria Hall. 



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More on the east ; following on resignation by the said James Robisoun 
who showed and handed over a penny to Peter Newlandis, bailie. There- 
upon the bailie gave sasine by handing over a penny to the said chaplain. 
Done on the ground of the tenement, the 21 January 1 540/1. Witnesses, 
Henry Forrest, provost, Robert Scott, bailie, Henry Gowane, Domini 
James Newlandis and Robert Townis, chaplains, John Gray, Robert 
Robisoun and James Jamesone, sergeants. 

Folios 106-7. 

239. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Robisoun, son and heir apparent 

of James Robisoun, elder, of the tenement of land described in No. 238 
and also of the tenement described in No. 236, following on resignation 
by the said James Robisoun, elder, with consent of his wife Agnes 
Levyngstoun. Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. Reserving liferent in 
both tenements. Done singillatifn on the ground of the tenements the 
21 January 1 540/1. Witnesses, Henry P'orrest, provost, Peter Newlandis, 
bailie, Henry Gowane, Domini Andrew Flemyng, James Newlandis and 
Robert Townnis, chaplains, James Kent, John Thomsoun, younger, John 
Gray, Robert Robisoun and James Jamesoun, sergeants. 

240. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Robisoun, son and heir apparent 

of James Robisoun, elder, of a tenement ^ lying on the north side of the 
High Street between the lands of John Johnsoun on the west and the 
lands of the late Robert Dennestoun on the east ; and also of 3 particates'^ 
of land with barn and garden and three rigs, lying at the east end, 
between the lands of John Ka on the east and the lands of Robert Jame 
on the west ; following on resignation by his father, under reservation of 
his life-rent. Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. Done si?tgillatim on 
the ground of the subjects, the 21 January 1 540/1. Witnesses, John 
Johnsoun, David Newlandis, William Park, Robert Allan, James 
Wardrop, John Gray, Patrick Champnay, Richard Kerss, Robert 
Robisoun, James Jamesoun and John Gray, sergeants. 

241. Discharge by Andrew Myln,^ burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of James 

Craufurd of all service for which he was under obligation to the said 
Andrew, and allowing him to serve with any other master in his profes- 
sion ; and also in favour of Dominus John Pollart, chaplain, cautioner 
for the said James. Done in the booth of James Kent in Linlithqw, the 
24 January 1 540/1. Witnesses, Henry Forrest, provost, Robert Scott, 
bailie, James Kent, Henry Gowane, John Fostar, and Dominus William 
Davisoun, chaplain. 

242. Instrument of Sasine more burgi in favour of William Duncane, as son 

and heir of the late William Duncane, burgess of Linlithqw, in a tene- 
ment ^ on the north side of the High Street between the lands of John 
Gibbisoun on the east and the lands of the late John Thorntoun on the 
west. Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground of the 
tenement, the 27 January 1 540/1. Witnesses, John Thomsoun, elder, 
Alexander Glen, Nichol Lore, John Gibsoun, John Red, Gabriel Burne, 
William Carribbir, and Robert Robisoun, sergeant. 

243. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Thomsoun, elder, burgess ot 

Linlithqw, in an annualrent of 7s. to be levied from the tenement 
described in No. 242, following on resignation by W^illiam Duncane. 

1 On the site of Nos. 40-44 High Street. 

2 Now part of Academy grounds. 

^ Came from Dundee : was appointed barber-surgeon to Lord Governor Arran i 
October 1546 ^Privy Seal, v. xx. f. 54). 

** On the site of part of Nos. 212-214 High Street.. 



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Both resignation and sasine were given by delivery of earth and stone. 
Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground of the tenement, 
27 January 1 540/1. Witnesses as in No. 242, except John Thomsoun, 
elder. 

Folio 108. 

244. Instrument of Sasine more burgi in favour of Dominus Robert Perry, 

chaplain, as son and heir of the late James Perry, burgess of Linlithqvv, 
in a tenement ^ on the south side of the High Street, between the lands 
of James Barrone and Peter Johnsoun on the east and the lands of the 
late John Spenss on the west. James Robisoun, bailie giving sasine. 
Done on the ground of the tenement, the 28 January 1 540/1. Witnesses, 
Henry Forrest, provost, Robert Scott and Peter Newlandis, bailies, John 
Thomsoun, younger, Patrick Thomsoun, Dominus Robert Townis, 
chaplain, John Gray, Robert Robisoun and James Jamesoun, sergeants. 

245. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Thomsoun, younger, of the tene- 

ment described in No. 244, following on resignation of Dominus Robert 
Perry, chaplain. Bailie, place, date and witnesses (except John Thomsoun, 
younger) as in No. 244. 

246. Contract'-^ whereby Alexander Dera, physician and healer of wounds 

{inedici7iator et curator in arte vulneruin et aliis infir7nitaiibu5\ after 
laying hands on the wounds of John Caling, who had been severely 
wounded, undertook to do his utmost to cure the said John Caling, on 
the one part, and the said John Caling on the other part discharged the 
said Alexander of all that should be done for his cure, whether he should 
happen to live or die, and together with his wife and children promised 
• not to pursue the said Alexander in time to come. Done in the house of 
John Caling at Linlithqw, the ii of February 1 540/1. Witnesses, Henry 
Forrest, provost, Peter Newlandis, bailie, Patrick Borthwik, Thomas 
Forrest and John Slater. 

247. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Hammyltoun, son and heir 

apparent of James Hammyltoun formerly of Kincavill in two tenements ^ 
lying on the south side of the High Street between the lands of Ninian 
Ross, Lord Hakkat, on the west and the lands of John Thomsoun on the 
east, the High Street on the north and arable lands on the south ; 
which formerly belonged to the said James Hammyltoun, elder, and are 
now in the King's hands by reason of escheat for heresy. Sasine follows 
on precept of sasine under the Great Seal of date 5 February 1 540/1. 
Bailie given sasine, Peter Newlandis. Done on the ground of the 
tenements the 14 of February 1 540/1. Witnesses, William Baldirstoun, 
Alexander Rust, John Caling, younger, Patrick Denis, Thomas Perry, 
and Robert Robisoun, sergeant. 

Folios 108-9. 

248. Decree arbitral pronounced by Robert Wethirspoune, William 

Hammyltoune of Grang, James Mentheicht and Alexander Menteicht, 
arbiters appointed betwixt Archibald, Patrick, Nichol, Alexander, 
Richard and Alison Burne, children of Richard Burne of Hill, on the one 
part, and William Burne, son and heir of the said Richard, on the other 
part. The arbiters decern that the said William shall pay to each of his 
said brothers and sister the sum of 20 merks Scots, as their bairns' part 
of gear; he shall receive Richard Burne his brother "till hous and 

1 On the site of the west part of Nos. 33-37 High Street. 

2 Contract following on arbitration proceedings initiated in the burgh court of 
Linlithgow. {Burgh Court Book, 4 February 1 540/1.) 

3 On the site of Nos. 43-47 High Street. 

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berbery, met and claytb, and honest sustentatioun, be doand service 
tberfor tbat be may do, and gyf it sal bappin the said Rechart bis 
bruytber to tyir or irk of the said William and thinks he ma do better, in 
that cais it salbe lesum to the said Rechart to pass and ramane quhar he 
thinks best, and the said William sal content and pay him 20 merks 
usuale money of Scotland." Further the said William shall pay to 
Archibald Singlar the balance of tocher due to him for bis marriage with 
Margaret Burne, sister of the said William. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
lodging of George,^ Bishop of Dunkeld, the 15 of February 1540/1. 
Witnesses, John Menteicht and John Hendirsoun. 

249. Mutual Settlement between Alexander Rust,^ burgess of Linlithqw, and 

Margaret Douglas, his wife, leaving to each other their whole goods and 
effects. Done at Linlithqw, the 29 February 1 540/1, in the house ^ of the 
said Alexander Rust. Witnesses, Peter Baldirstoun, William Robisoun 
alias Ers Wille, Alexander Hutoun, Dominus David Hutoun, chaplain 
and notary public. 

250. Instrument of S2is\x\e, propriis vianibus^ in favour of James Kent, burgess 

of Linlithqw, and Margaret Hammyltoun, his wife, in the Templel ands of 
Murhous, lying in the barony of Carriddin and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, 
following on charter granted by William Hammyltoun of Grange, laird 
of the said lands. William Sellar, procurator for the wife. Done on the 
said lands the 4 of March 1 540/1. Witnesses, W^illiam Johnsoun, John 
Makcalyane, John Hendirsoun, Thomas Hammyltoun, James Wilsoun, 
David Wilsoun and Thomas Wilsoun, 

Folios 109-110. 

251. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of the same parties as in 

No. 250, in the lands of Rusland, lying in the barony of Kynnele and 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on charter by William Hammyltoun of 
Grange. Done on the said lands, the 4 of March 1 540/1. Witnesses, 
William Johnsoun, John Makcalyane, John Johnsoun, William Baxster 
and William Thomsoun. 

252. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus Henry Louk, perpetual chaplain 

of the altar of the Holy Virgin Mary, in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, 
founded by the late Robert Beggis, in a tenement* of James Hammyltoun 
lying on the south side of the High Street between the lands of William 
Craufurd on the east and the lands of William Davisoun and the late 
William Auld on the west, following on adjudication led at four burgh 
head courts for failure to pay an annual rent of 16 shillings Scots, due to 
the chaplain of the said altar for the obit of the late Dominus William 
Crawfurd, vicar of Falkirk. Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. Done on 
the ground of the tenement, the 7 of March 1 540/1. Witnesses, Peter 
Newlandis, William Blakburne, Archibald Cuthbartsoun, William Park, 
Dominus James Newlandis, chaplain, John Gray, Robert Robisoun and 
James Jamesoun, sergeants. 

253. Judicial Oath taken in presence of Alexander,^ Abbot of Cambuskennetb 

and President of the Court of Session, by the Lyon King at Arms," James 
Robisoun and William Hammyltoun of Humbie, sheriffs of Linlithqw, 
specially constituted by a brief of the Royal Chancery for service of 

1 George Crichton, Lord Privy Seal (1529) ; formerly vicar of Linlithqw. 

2 Frequently spelled Roust. 

'^ On the site of Nos. 78-80 High Street. 
^ Site now occupied by Dogwell Wynd. 

^ Abbot of Cambuskennetb (1519 to 1548). President of the Court of Session 
(1532-1548/9). 

'^ Thomas Pettigrew. 



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Marion Craufurd as heir to the late Janet Amisfeld her grandmother. 
Dominus Henry Louk, chaplain, appeared as prolocutor for the said 
Marion, who was also present. Done in the Place of the Carmelite 
Friars, near the burgh of Linlithqw, at seven in the morning of 4 April 
J 541. Witnesses, Charles Fullartoun, Robert Gardinar and John Gray. 

254. Proclamation of Brief, as in No. 253, at the Market Cross of Linlithqw, 

giving intimation that a court would be held in the Tolbooth of Linlithqw 
on the 30 of April current. The proclamation was made as directed by the 
three sheriffs (as in No. 253) sitting in full and open court held in the 
Tolbooth of Linlithqw on 4 April 1 541. Dominus Henry Louk, chaplain, 
again appeared as prolocutor for Marion Crawfurd, who was also present, 
and requested the court to open and publish the brief. The sheriffs 
appointed Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain and notary public, to be 
clerk of court ; Robert Johnsoun, sectator and deemster ; and John 
Gray, sergeant-depute and officer. These persons were sworn on the 
Gospels " to observe and administer the truth in their offices." 
Witnesses, Robert Gardinar alias Cukye, James Nasmyth, James Jamc 
and John Baxster. 

Folio 111. 

255. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Dennestoun, burgess of 

Linlithqw, and his wife Marjory Jamesoun, in conjunct fee, in a Temple 
tenement^ lying on the north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, 
between the lands of the late Robert Dennestoun on the west and the 
lands of Patrick Coll on the east ; following on precept of sasine by the 
superior. Sir Walter Lyndesay, knight, of the Order of St. John, 
Preceptor of Torphiching, directed to Henry Pollart his Temple bailiff, 
and dated at Torphiching the 6 of April 1541. The tenement had been 
resigned into the superior's hands by James Pringill, son and heir of the 
late Robert Pringill, in favour of the said William Dennestoun. Done 
on the ground of the tenement, the 9 April 1541. Witnesses, Robert 
Wethirspune, John Ka, Andrew Meldrum, John Coll, George Kincaid, 
and Dominus Robert Pollart, chaplain. 

256. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Swane, burgess of Striveling, in 

a tenement ^ and tail-rig on the south side of the High Street of Linlithqw, 
between the lands of Alexander Kempt on the west and the lands of 
Katherine Wolfif on the east ; following on resignation by Thomas Franss, 
burgess of Linlithqw. Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. Done on the 
ground ofthe tenement, the 2 1 of April 1541. Witnesses, William Wilsoun, 
Walter Hammyltoun, William Barklaw, John Demster, John Ross, 
Patrick Palmar, James Jamesoun, Robert Robisoun and John Gray, 
sergeants. 

257. Notice of Removal by Dominus John Pollart, perpetual chaplain of the 

altar ofthe Blessed Virgin Mary in the Parish Church of Torphiching, to 
James Nasmyth ^ and Elizabeth Louk,his wife, to remove at Whitsunday 
next from the booth ■* of the said chaplain's tenement in Linlithqw, belong- 
ing to him in gift from his patron the Lord of Torphiching, in respect of 
his services at the altar, and occupied by them for several years past 
without a lease contrary to his intention and wish. Done in the dwelling- 
house of the said James Nasmyth, the 24 April 1541. Witnesses, John 
Gray, Robert Robisoun, and Dominus Henry Louk, chaplain. 

1 On the site of Nos. 30-34 High Street. 

'^ On the site ofthe east part of Nos. 18 1-7 High Street. 

'^ Formerly an official of the household of Sir James Hamilton of Finnart. 

* In front of Nos. 79-101 High Street. 



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Folios 111-2. 

258. Notice of Removal by Dominus John Pollart (as in No. 257) to Robert 

Gardinar alias Cukye, to remove from his booth or cellar at the tenement 
as in No. 257. Done in the dwelling-house of James Nasymth, 24 April 
1541. Witnesses as in No. 257, with James Nasmyth. 

259. Instrument of sasine in favour of John Thomsoun, elder, burgess of 

Linlithqw, in an annual rent of 20 shillings to be paid for 10 years 
from the tenement ^ of Alexander Suerd, burgess of Linlithqw, 
lying outside the east port of Linlithqw, between the lands of the 
late Robert Dennistoun on the east, and the lands of the late 
John Bird on the west. The annual rent was granted in redemption of 
a debt of ;i^io due by Suerd to Thomsoun. James Robisoun, bailie 
giving sasine. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 29 of April 1 541. 
Witnesses, Robert Scott, Patrick Coll, Robert Fostar, John Gray, Robert 
Robisoun and James Jamesoun, sergeants. 

260. Resignation by Elizabeth Byris, wife of Alexander Suerd, of her conjunct 

fee in the tenement described in No. 259, for the purpose of Thomsoun's 
infeftment in the annual rent thereon. Place, date and witnesses (except 
Robert Scott) as in No. 259. 

261. Contract between Henry Forrest, provost of Linlithqw, and Thomas 

Forrest, his brother german, whereby the Provost, in respect of a debt of 
;^20 due to his brother, bound himself to give him an assedation of the 
six rigs in Madillansyd, belonging to the Provost, and lying between the 
lands of the Lyon King at Arms on the west and the lands of Madill^nce 
on the east, until the said debt is repaid. Further in warrandice of this 
assedation, the Provost gives his brother infeftment in an annual rent of 
20 shillings to be paid from the Provost's principal tenement^ lying on the 
south side of the High Street, between the lands of Henry Ramsay on 
the east and the lands of William Foulis on the west. Robert Scott, 
bailie giving sasine of annual rent. Done in the Provost's dwelling-house, 
the 4 of May 1541. Witnesses, Robert Scott, John Gray and James 
Jamesoun, sergeants. 

262. Instrument of Sasine 7nore burgi in favour of John Barrone, son and heir 

of the late Stephen Barrone, burgess of Linlithqw, in a tenement ^ 
lying on the south side of the High Street of the burgh, between the 

lands of Dominus Robert Perry, chaplain, on the west, the lands of 

Kincaid^ on the east, the lands of Peter Johnsoun alias Wreicht on the 
south, and the High Street on the north. James Robisoun, bailie giving 
sasine. Doneon the ground on the tenement, the 6 May 1541. Witnesses, 
Peter Newlandis, Robert Scott, James Dennestoun, James Robisoun, 
younger, James Jamesoun, John Gray and Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

263. Liferent Sasine in favour of Janet Wilsoun, wife of John Barrone, in the 

tenement described in No. 262. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as in 
No. 262. 

Folios 113-4. 

264. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Mortoun, as one of the heirs of the 

late Henry Forrester of Pentosken, his avunculus^ in a quarter of a tene- 
ment^ lying on the north side of the High Street, between the lands of the 

1 On the site of part of R. Philip's property on the north side of the Low Port. 

2 On the site of No. 129 High Street : rebuilt 1596 and again 1829. 

3 On the site of the east half of Nos. 33-37 High Street. 
^ John Kincaid of Warriston. 

^ On the site of Nos. 96-98 High Street. 



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late John Caveris, now of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain, on the 
west, and the lands of the late John Covvane, now of the heirs of the late 
John Saltoun, on the east. Sasine follows on a precept directed to James 
Leirmonth of Dersy, Master of the King's household, and to Robert 
Wethirspoune, burgess of Linlithqw, as bailiff's of Priory of St. Andrews 
in that part, by James, Commendator of the Priory of St. Andrews, 
and Alexander, Abbot of the Monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary of 
Cambuskenneth, his coadjutor and administrator of the said Priory in 
spiritual and temporal things, superiors of the said tenement. The 
precept is dated at St. Andrews 23 April 1541. The procurator for James 
Mortoun is Thomas Forrest, and the instrument of procuration is by 
Alexander Macknell, notary. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 
7 May 1 541. Witnesses, Peter Boid, John Ross, Allan Jame, Richard 
Burne, Gavin Hart, George Bell, and James Jamesoun, sergeant. 

265. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Barbara Kello, daughter of Mr. Bartho- 

lomew Kello, burgess of Linlithqw, in a tenement ^ lying on the north 
side of the High Street, between the lands of John Gibbisoun on the 
west and the lands of Dominus William Henrysoun, chaplain, on the 
east ; and also in a tenement - on the south side of the High Street, 
lying between the lands of David Smyth alias Mure on the west, and the 
lands of William Joffra on the east. Sasine follows on resignation by 
the said Mr. Bartholomew, under charter to his daughter, reserving 
his liferent. James Robisoun, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground 
of the tenements, the 9 May 1541. Witnesses, Robert Scott, William 
Dennestoun, Mr. James Browne,^ notary public, Robert Robisoun and 
James Jamesoun, sergeants. 

Folios 114-5. 

266. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus Andrew Wilsoun, canon of the 

Monastery of St. Columba, in one-eighth part of the tenement described 
in No. 264, as one of the heirs of the late Henry Forrester of 
Pentosken, his avunculus. Precept from the superiors directed to bailiffs 
as in No. 264 with Mr. William Johnsoun. Done on the ground of the 
tenement the 14 of May 1541. Witnesses, William Dennestoun, Peter 
Newlandis, Robert More, Allan Jame, Ninian Scott, David Balye, James 
Bischop, and James Jamesoun. 

267. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Walter Grahame of Garttarrie, as one 

of the heirs of the late Henry Forrester of Pentosken, his avunculus^ in a 
quarter of the tenement described in No. 264. Precept of the superiors 
directed to the same bailiffs as in No. 266 with James Trail of Blebo. 
Place, date and witnesses as in No. 266. 

Folios 115-6. 

268. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Dunbar of Durriss, as one 

of the heirs of the late Henry Forrester of Pentosken, his avunculus, in 
one eighth of the tenement described in No. 264. Precept and bailiffs 
as in No. 264. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 266. 

Folios 116-7. 

269. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Leiche, as one of the heirs of 

the late Henry Forrester of Pentosken, his avunculus, in a quarter of the 
tenement described in No. 264. Precept and bailiffs as in N o. 264. Done 

1 On the site of part of Nos. 212-214 High Street. 
- On the site of the west part of No. 155 High Street. 
^ Schoolmaster of Linlithgow. 



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on the ground of the tenement the i6 of May 1541. Witnesses, John Ross, 
John Ka, James Hammyltoun, Patrick Farle, Mungo Straherne, Robert 
Robisoun, John Jak and James Jamesoun. 

270. Resignation by Euphemia Levyngstoun, widow of John Gowane, burgess 

of Linlithqw, in favour of her son Henry Gowane, of her conjunct fee in 
a tenement^ on the north side of the High Street, lying between the 
lands of Nichol Lore alias Sadillar on the west and the lands of 
Alexander Stensoun on the east, under reservation of her liferent of a 
room in the east part of the tenement. Done on the ground of the 
tenement, in presence of Robert Scott, bailie, the 19 of May 1541. 
Witnesses, James Snawdoune, William Blakburne, James Bischop, 
Robert Redding, Dominus William Jak, chaplain, and James Jamesoun, 
sergeant. 

271. Instrument of Sasine more burgi in favour of Henry Gowane, son and 

heir of the late John Gowane, burgess of Linlithqw, in the tenement 
described in No. 270. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as in No. 270. 

272. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Walkar, shoemaker, in the 

tenement described in No. 270, following on resignation by the said Henry 
Gowane. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as in No. 270. 

Folios 117-8. 

273. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Patrick Hammyltoun, burgess of 

Linlithqw, in a tenement'-^ lying on the north side of the High Street of 
the burgh, between the lands of Robert Mayne on the west and the lands 
of John Ka on the east, following on charter of resignation by Matthew 
Inglis. James Robisoun, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground of 
the tenement, the 21 of May 1541. Witnesses, Henry Foulis, Robert 
Mayne, Robert Redding, Alexander Stensoun, John Gray, Robert 
Robisoun and James Jamesoun, sergeants. 

274. Liferent Sasine in favour of Janet Hendrie, wife of Patrick Hammyltoun, 

in the tenement described in No. 273. Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. 
Done on the ground of the tenement, the 21 of May 1541. Witnesses, 
Peter Newlandis, John Luff, Thomas Fawup, Nichol Lore alias Sadillar, 
John Gray, Robert Robisoun and James Jamesoun, sergeants. 

275. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Marion Craufurd as heir of the late 

Janet Amysfeld, her grandmother, in an annual rent of six and a half 
merks to be paid from the town and lands of Blakness. The sasine 
follows on a precept under the Great Seal, dated at Jedburgh, 18 May 
1 541, and directed to the Lyon King at Arms and James Robisoun. 
The sheriffs are required to take security for fourpence of duplication of 
blench ferm. Done in the dwelling-house of William Dik, by the giving 
of a penny, the 24 of May 1541. Witnesses, Robert Symsoun, James 
Nasmyth, William Robisoun, John Ka, John Harde, William Dyk, 
William Nasmyth, Richard Louk, William Browne, David Scott, Walter 
Allane, John Bryss, John Gray, sergeant, and Dominus Henry Louk, 
chaplain. 

Folios 118-9. 

276. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Foulis and Helen Leddirdale, 

his wife, in conjunct fee, in the five merk land of Bonitoun, which they now 
occupy, extending in rental to 5 merks, and 5 cane fowls, and 5 merks 
grassum every third year. Sasine follows on precept under the Great 
Seal, directed to the sheriff and bailies of Linlithqw, and to Peter 

1 On the site of part of No. 300 High Street. 

'^ On the site of the east part of Nos. 262-270 High Street. 



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Newlandis and John Wawane, as sheriffs in that part, and dated at 
Striveling, the i8 of April 1541. Done on the said lands, the 27 of May 
1 541. Witnesses, John Wawane, Patrick Coll, Henry Foulis, John 
Gray, James Jamesoun, Thomas Nory, and Dominus John Pollart, 
chaplain. 

277. Liferent Sasine in favour of Helen Leddirdale, wife of William Foulis, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in his tenement^ lying on the north side of the 
High Street of the burgh, between the lands of John Ka on the west and 
the lands of Henry Foulis on the east ; and also in his tenement^ on the 
south side of the High Street, between the lands of the late Janet 
Amysfeld on the west and the lands of Henry Forrest on the east. 
Done singillatini on the ground of the tenements, the 27 May 1541. 
Peter Newlandis, bailie giving sasine. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun 
in Parkle, John Wawane, Thomas Loverans, Henry Foulis, James 
Jamesoun and John Gray, sergeants. 

Folios 119-120. 

278. Agreement between Dominus William Jak, chaplain of the Altar of St. 

Anne, situated and founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, with 
consent of the provost, bailies and councillors of the burgh as patrons 
of the said altar, and James Walkar, shoemaker, who had purchased 
from Henry Govvane the tenement described in No. 270. The agreement 
narrates that an annual rent of 30 shillings Scots was payable to the said 
altar from the tenement, that the tenement was lying waste at the time 
of the sale, and that the said James Walkar undertook to rebuild the 
tenement and pay an annual rent of 20 shillings to the said altar. Done 
at a burgh court held in the tolbooth, the 27 of May 1541. Witnesses, 
Henry Foulis, John Keir, Allan Hammyltoun, George Bell, John 
Thomsoun, elder, Domini Archibald Fawup and Robert Townis, 
chaplains, John Peirs, John Gray, James Jamesoun and Robert 
Robisoun, sergeants. 

279. Instrument on the ejection of James Nasmyth and Elizabeth Louk, his 

wife, from the booth described in No. 257. It narrates that Dominus John 
Pollart, chaplain, appeared at a burgh court held in the tolbooth and 
explained that he had warned Nasmyth and his wife to remove with 
their goods from the said booth, and he now requested the court to 
compel Nasmyth and his wife to remove, and to give up the keys. Then 
the sergeants of the burgh at the command of the court, with the bailies 
looking on, came to the booth and demanded entry thereto for the said 
chaplain, and also the keys. Nasmyth refused to give up the keys or to 
give entry, thereupon the sergeants sealed the door, solemnly protesting 
that the said James and his wife were violent possessors of the booth. 
Done the 3 of June 1541. Witnesses, Thomas Mayne, Robert Johnsoun, 
John Ross, Robert Jamesoun, John Gray, sergeants. 

280. Protest on behalf of John Hammyltoun in .Parkle, near Linlithqw, 

narrating he had requested William Harde, messenger, in presence of 
the notary, instantly {msia?tfer, instantitcs et instaniissiine) to deliver to 
him a copy of a royal letter, raised by Mr. John Hepburne of Benistoun, 
for the ejection of the said John Hammyltoune and his goods from the 
lands of Parklie, and interdicting him from intromitting with the great 
teinds of Parklie and of Prestoun. The said William refused. There- 
upon John Hammyltoun protested that the refusal should not be to his 
prejudice, because the reason for the letters was not known to him. 
Done at the market cross of Linlithqw, the 3 of June 1541. Witnesses, 
John Ross, John Gray, Archibald Nycholl, Robert Ross and John Auld. 

1 On the site of Nos. 246 8 High Street. 

2 On the site of part of Nos. 137-143 High Street. 



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281. Agreement between Janet Redding, widow of Thomas Browne, burgess 

of Linlithqw, and Robert Kennite, smith, Linlithqw, whereby, in respect 
of his receiving and instructing her son Robert Browne " in all the 
articles and points of his craft, great and small," she resigns to Robert 
Kennite with the divine blessing her natural and kindly favour in an acre 
of land which she presently holds of Mr. Alexander Levyngstoun of 
Donypace. Done in her house, the lo of June 1541. Witnesses, Robert 
Petticruff in Cottis, William Ingliss, William Teddocht, Robert Fostar 
and Thomas Robart. 

Folios 120-1. 

282. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Gyb, household servant of the 

King, in 8 oxgangs of the lands of Kincavill, lying in the sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw, and then occupied by Patrick Charle and Helen Cleghorne. 
They formerly were held in feu of the King by James Hammyltoun of 
Kincavill, but were escheated to the King for heresy. The sasine 
follows on precept under the Great Seal, with consent of the Queen- 
mother, liferentrix of the said lands, and of her husband Henry Lord 
Methven, directed to the King's sheriff and bailies of Linlithqw and also 
to Alexander Glen and William Dennestoun, as sheriffs in that part, and 
dated at Striveling, 11 May 1541. Sasine is given to Robert Wethir- 
spoune, burgess of Linlithqw, as attorney for Robert Gyb, acting under 
letters of attorney under the quarter seal, at Edinburgh 15 June 1541. 
Done at the principal building or mansion of the said 8 oxgangs, the 17 
June 1 541. Witnesses, William Dennestoun, Henry Robisoun, Charles 
Red, Allan Allanson, David Balye, John Hammyltoune, son of John 
Hammyltoune in Stanehous. 

283. Grant by Alexander Thomsoun, son of the late Andrew Thomsoun in 

Barrestoun,^ in favour of John Bogill, burgess of Linlithqw, of the singular 
and kindly favour with the divine blessing, which he had in the said 
John Bogill's tenement,- lying on the north side of the High Street of Lin- 
lithqw, between the lands of Gilbert Spade on the west and the lands of 
Robert Mayne on the east. Done on the ground of the tenement in 
presence of the notary, the 21 of June 1541. Witnesses, Robert Scott 
and Peter Newlandis, bailies of the burgh, Robert Robisoun, walker, 
Andrew Quhithill, William Callenter and Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

Folios 121-2. 

284. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Marion Crawfurd, daughter of the late 

Richard Crawfurd, burgess of Linlithqw, as heir to the late Marion 
Amysfeld, daughter of the brother of the grandmother ^ of the said 
Marion Crawfurd, in half of a tenement^ lying on the south side of the 
street between the lands of the late Robert Foulis, now of William Foulis, 
on the east, and the lands of the late Matthew Meldrum, now of the heirs 
of the late John Litster, on the west ; and also in the half of an annual 
rent of 6 shillings Scots payable from the tenement '' of William Wilsoun, 
lying on the south'side of the street between the lands of the late Patrick 
Hynd on the east and the lands of the late John Toddrick on the west. 
The sasine followed on Precept from the Royal Chancery, dated at 
Edinburgh, the 22 of June 1541. Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. 
Done on the ground of the tenements, the 25 of June 1541. Witnesses, 
Henry Forrest, provost, Thomas Forrest, William Young, Robert Foster 

^ Bo'ness. 

2 On the site of the west part of Nos. 262-270 High Street. 

3 Janet Amysfeld = Archibald Crawfurd. Their son Richard Crawfurd = Elizabeth 
Louk. Marion Crawfurd is their only child. 

■* On the site of the west part of Nos. 137-143 High Street. 
^ On the site of Nos. I77-I79 High Street. 



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Robert Young, Robert Crosar, Henry Gray, Domini Henry Louk and 
Robert Townis, chaplains, John Gray, James Jamesoun and Robert 
Robisoun, sergeants. 

285. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Marion Crawfurd (as in No. 284), as heir 

to the late Margaret Amysfeld, daughter of the brother of her grandmother, 
in the other half of tenement and annual rent described in No. 284. 
Bailie, precept, place, date and witnesses as in No. 284. 

286. Assignation by Robert Carribber of that Ilk in favour of Robert Gyb, 

King's servant {servitor fainiliar is regis)^ of the letters of reversion of the 
lands of Carribber, lying in the sheriffdom of Linlithqvv, granted by the 
late Henry Crechtoun of Recartoun ^ to the late Duncan Carribber of 
that Ilk and also to the late Robert Carribber of that Ilk. Done in the 
Palace of Linlithqvv, the 26 of June 1541. Witnesses, William Crawfurd, 
laird of Hanyng, James Bog, David Red, Alexander Glen, James Gyb 
and William Coling. 

Folios 122-3. 

287. Obligation of relief by Robert Gyb in favour of Robert Carribber of that 

Ilk (as in No. 286), to free Carribber and his heirs from payment of an 
annual rent of three pounds ten shillings, due from the lands of Carribber 
to the heirs of Henry Crechtoun of Ricartoun. Place, date and witnesses 
as in No. 246. 

288. Instrument narrating that Dominus Robert Douglass, chaplain and 

presentee of the perpetual chaplainry of Galthollis,- situated in the 
cathedral church of Aberdeen, and duly elected to the said chaplainry by 
David Dischenton, precentor and head of the chapter of Aberdeen, and 
by the canons thereof, at any rate by the greater and elder part thereof 
{tnaiorem et senioreni '■'' partem)^ undoubted patrons of the said chaplainry, 
personally appeared before William, Bishop of Aberdeen, and also in 
presence of the notary, holding in his hands certain letters of appeal in 
duplicate, concerning the said chaplainry, and humbly craved the said 
Bishop to grant him apostoli^ in form of law relative to his said appeal. 
The bishop thereupon declared that he fixed this term of law for granting 
him apostoli on his suit, and also for considering the appeal within the 
said time. The chaplain thereupon delivered to the bishop the half of 
the letters of appeal, under the signum and subscription of James 
Galloway, notary public. But the bishop fixed neither date nor place 
for the applicant's receiving the apostoli, but merely the law-term. Done 
in the royal palace of Linlithqw, the 7 of July 1 541. Witnesses, William, 
bishop of Dunblane, John Stewart of Mento, Mr. William Stewart, rector 
of Quidquhen, Mr. John Gardin, rector of Tyre, Dominus John Lion, 
vicar pensioner of Banchore Devenic, and John Peddar. 

289. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Katherine Robisoun, daughter of James 
Robisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, in the forehouse and piece of ground 
not built on forming part of the said Robert's tenement,^ lying between 
the lands of John Ross on the south, the rest of the tenement of the said 
Robert Robisoun on the west, the lands of John Mackalyane on the 
north, and the street on the east. The sasine followed on a charter by 
the said Robert Robisoun with consent of Marion Arnot, his wife. 



1 Riccarton, near Linlithgow. 

2 Galchowell, mod. Gauldwell, in Banffshire. The lands were granted by King 
David I. to support a chaplainry in Aberdeen Cathedral {Regis. Epis. Aber, I. 90). 

^ As in Protocol Book. 

^ Letters dimissory in an appeal to a higher court. 

^ Now vacant ground, immediately south of Cross House : on the west side of the 
Market Place. 



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Peter Newlandis, bailie, gave sasine of the fore-house and ground from 
top to bottom {a stwivio usque dcorsum). Done on the ground, the 12 
of July 1 541. Witnesses, James Brokkas, Domini William Cornwale, 
Andrew Flemyng and Patrick Newlandis, chaplains, and James 
Jamesoun sergeants. 

Folios 123-4. 

290. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Loverans, natural son of John 

Loverans, burgess of Linlithqw, in a tenement ' lying on the south side 
of the High Street, between the lands of Robert Wethirspoune on the 
east and the lands of Edward Wilsoun on the west and south, following 
on resignation by the father with consent of Janet Speir, his wife ; both 
reserving their liferent. Peter Newlandis, bailie giving sasine. Done 
on the ground of the tenement, the 4 of August 1541. Witnesses, James 
Brokkas, Robert Foster, William Wilsoun, John Bogill, John Slater, 
Allan Cram, John Gray, James Jamesoun and Robert Robisoun, 
sergeants. 

291. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Wawane, natural son of John 

Wawane and Elizabeth Paterson, in two tenements - lying on the south 
side of the High Street, between the lands formerly of Sir James 
Hammyltoun of Fynnart, and now in the King's hands, on the west and 
south, and the lands of the said John Wawane on the east ; also in five 
rigs^ lying on the south side of the burgh, between the lands of the late 
Henry Crechtoun on the west and the lands of the late Norman Young, 
now occupied by Katherine Hammyltoun, on the east ; and also in a 
third part of the garden lying on the south side of John Wawane's 
tenement, between the lands of the late William Beir on the east and, 
the lands of the said John Wawane on the north and south. Sasine 
followed on charter of resignation by John Wawane and Elizabeth 
Paterson, who reserved their liferent. James Robisoun, bailie giving 
sasine. Done smgillatim on the ground of the subjects, the 6 of August 
1 541. Witnesses, Patrick Farlie, Bartholomew Brokkas, John Nasmyth, 
Robert Wawane, Alexander Wawane, and James Jamesoun, sergeant. 

292. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Wawane, son of John Wawane, 
• burgess of Linlithqw, in the east half of a tenement ^ lying on the south 

side of the burgh, between the lands of the late William Beir on the east 
and the lands of the said John Wawane on the west, and the lands of 
James Wawane {ex novo) on the south ; and also in the middle third of 
the garden, lying between the lands of the late William Beir on the east 
and the lands formerly of James Hammyltoun, now in the King's hands, 
on the west ; following on charter by the father, with reservation of 
liferent to himself and his wife. Done on the ground on the tenement. 
Bailie giving sasine, date and witnesses as in No. 291 (with James 
Wawane). 

Folios 124-5. 

293. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Alexander Wawane, son of John 

Wawane, burgess of Linlithqw, in the west half of the tenement,^ and 
the south third part of the garden, as described in No. 292, following on 
charter by the father as in No. 292. Bailie giving sasine, place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 292 (without Alexander Wawane). 

^ On the site of the east part of the " Shoemakers' Land," Nos. 123-127 High Street. 

'■^ On the site of part of Nos. 69-75 High Street. 

^ To the east of the Teind Barn ; superiors, the Abbey of Arbroath. 

^ On the site of part of Nos. 69-75 High Street. 

^ On the site of part of Nos. 67-69 High Street, 



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Folios 125-6. 

294. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Andrew Mechelsoun, King's servant 

and groom, in the lands specified in No. 231. Sasine followed on precept 
under the Great Seal of date at Falkland 12 August 1541. Sasine given 
by William Straherne, King's messenger, sheriff in that part. Done 
singillatim on the ground of the subjects, the 23 of August 1541. 
Witnesses, Dominus Stephen Litster, canon of Holyrood, Patrick 
Grintoun, John Barrone, James Hog, Alexander Paris, elder, Dominus 
Alexander Ker, curate of Abircorne, James Clerk, and Alexander Paris, 
younger. 

295. Liferent Sasine in favour of Elizabeth Hammyltoun, wife of Robert 

Wethirspune, burgess of Linlithqw, in his tenenient ^ lying on the south 
side of the High Street between the lands of the late William Beir on 
the west and his own lands on the east. James Robisoun, bailie giving 
sasine. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 25 of August 1541. 
Witnesses, William Dennestoun, Peter Boid, Patrick Bissat, James 
Robisoun, younger, Domini Andrew Wodman and James Newlandis, 
chaplams, and Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

296. Liferent Sasine in favour of Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, rector of Kincardin 

oneill, in the tenement described in No. 295, following on resignation by 
Robert Wethirspoun, with consent of Elizabeth Hammyltoun, his wife. 
Bailie giving sasine, place, date and witnesses as in No. 295. 

297. Instrument of Sasine in favour of George Estoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 

in a tenement'-^ lying on the north side of the High Street, between the 
lands of Robert Wethirspoun on the west and the lands of David Rait 
on the east, following on resignation by Adam Weddale, burgess of 
Linlithqw, with consent of his wife, Margaret Bynnyng. Robert Scott, 
bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 29 of 
August 1 541. Witnesses, Peter Newlandis, James Ade, John Hammyl- 
toun, William Estoun, Robert Estoun, Robert Robisoun and James 
Jamesoun, sergeants. 

Folio 127. 

298. Liferent Sasine in favour of Katherine Lewyngstoun, wife of Henry 

Forrest, provost of Linlithqw, in his tenement described in No. 227. Robert 
Scott, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 
17 of September 1541. Witnesses, Edward Wilsoun, John Loverans, 
Robert Young, James Robisoun, baker, and James Jamesoun, sergeant. 

299. Agreement between Robert Gardinar alias Cukye, burgess of Linlithqw, 

and William Grinlaw, younger, in Reddocht, whereby the said William 
leases to the said Robert his part of the lands of Greyne Huk, lying in 
the barony of Kerss, regality of Broychtoun, and sheriffdom of Striveling, 
for 7 years from the Feast of the Holy Cross, called Beltane, 1542, and 
in respect of which the said Robert paid to the said William the sum of 
three pounds ten shillings Scots. Done in the chamber of Dominus 
Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain, the 2 of October 1541. Witnesses, David 
Red in Bynnis, Alexander Rust, Alexander Loverans, and Dominus 
David Hutoun, chaplain and notary public. 

300. Instrument of Sasine more biirgi in favour of John Skougall, son and heir 

of the late Andrew Skougall, burgess of Linlithqw, in a tenement^ lying 

1 On the site of Nos. 63-65 High Street. 

2 On the site of Nos. 154-156 High Street. 

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on the north side of the High Street, between the lands of the late 
Patrick Creichtoun on the west and the lands of the chaplain of the 
altar of St. John the Evangelist, situated and founded in the Parish 
Church of Linlithqw on the east. Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. 
Done on the ground of the tenement, the 3 of October 1541. Witnesses, 
Dominus George Skougall, rector of Inchmauchane, Henry Foulis, Peter 
Newlandis, Thomas Merschell, John Burne, Robert Robisoun and James 
Jamesoun, sergeants. 

Folios 127-8. 

301. Obligation by John Skougall, as in No. 300, to allow his mother, Janet 

Hendirsoun, to occupy the tenement (described in No. 300) rent free till 
Whitsunday 1543, and thereafter to pay to the said Janet 20 shillings a 
year for her life. Done on the ground of the tenement, date and 
witnesses as in No. 300. 

302. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Alexander Mauchane, burgess of 

Edinburgh, son of the late John Mauchane, burgess of Edinburgh, in 
two oxgangs of Estir Bynnyng, lying in the territory thereof and in the 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on charter of resignation by Matthew 
Hammyltoun of Estir Bynnyng, with consent of Marion Hammyltoun 
his wife. Sasine given to John Lang, as attorney for Alexander 
Mauchane, acting on letters of attorney under theGreal Seal. Done on 
the said lands, the 25 of October 1541. Witnesses, Herbert Hue, John 
Byris, Thomas Hunter and Andrew Young. 

303. Instrument of Sasine tnore burgi in favour of James Grintoun, son and 

heir of the late David Grintoun, burgess of Linlithqw, in two rigs ^ of, 
land lying on the south side of the burgh of Linlithqw, between the lands 
of John Lewyngstoun, laird of Castelcary, on the west and the lands 
belonging to the chaplain of the altar of the Holy Saviour, situated and 
founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the east. Robert Scott, 
bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground of the rigs, the 4 of November 
1 541. Witnesses, James Nasmyth, John Ross, James Grintoun of Nuk, 
Robert Henderson, Robert Robisoun and James Jamesoun, sergeants. 

304. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Grintoun of Nuk, in the two rigs 

described in No. 303, following on resignation by James Grintoun. Bailie, 
place, date and witnesses as in No. 303 (except James Grintoun of Nuk). 

305. Instrument narrating that William Craufurd, laird of Hanyng, appeared 

before William Dennestoun, sheriff-depute of Linlithqw, and humbly 
requested him to liberate James Brokkas, burgess of Linlithqw, then a 
prisoner in the prison of the Royal Palace of Linlithqw, and offered 
himself or other sufficient pledges as surety for the said James compear- 
ing before the sheriff principal or his depute as required. The sheriff- 
depute refused. Thereupon the said William Craufurd protested for 
remeid of law. Done at the Market Cross of Linlithqw, the 16 of 
November 1541. Witnesses, Henry Forrest, William Knollis, Ja-mes 
Duncane, Mr. Bartholomew Kello, John Gray, Robert Scott, James 
Jamesoun, and Dominus David Hutoun, chaplain and notary public. 

Folios 128-9. 

306. Discharge by Alexander Hammyltoun, natural son of the late Sir James 

Hammyltoun of Fynnard, in favour of Dominus William Jak, chaplain, 
and master of the chapel of St. Mary Magdalene near Linlithqw, of a 
money payment or pension, due by the chaplain to him, for the period 
up to Martinmas 1542, in terms of the chaplain's obligation, acted in the 

^ Now part of the north-west field of Clarendon. 



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court books of the Official of St. Andrews in the Archdeanery of 
Lothian. Done in the chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain 
and notary pubhc, the 5 of December 1541. Witnesses, Alexander 
Burne, George Jak, Dominus Andrew Flemyng, chaplain, and Dominus 
David Hutoun, chaplain and notary public. 

307. Renunciation by Dominus William Jak, chaplain of the altar of St. Anna, 

situated and founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, in favour of 
William Foulis, burgess of Linlithqw, of an Act of Monition, contained 
in the books of the Official of St. Andrews in the Archdeanery of 
Lothian, concerning the payment of 30 shillings of annual rent from 
Foulis's tenements as described in No. 174. Done in the chamber of 
Dominus Patrick Newlandis, chaplain, the 9 of December 1541. 
Witnesses, Henry Foulis, George Jak, Domini Patrick Newlandis and 
Thomas Davisoun, chaplains. 

308. Protest for Dominus William Jak, chaplain (as in No. 307), narrating that 

William Foulis had voluntarily given up and delivered the Act of 
Monition, described in No. 307 ; and that thereupon the said chaplain 
protested for remeid of law to sue for the annual rent pertaining to the 
said altar, and payable from the tenements. Place, date and witnesses 
as in No. 307.^ 

Folios 129-30. 

309. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Thomas Perry, burgess of Linlithqw, 

and his wife Marion Kirk, in parts of the tenement ^ lying on the north 
side of the High Street, between the lands of the late Richard 
Crawfurd on the east and the lands of the heirs of James Laverok 
on the west ; viz., in two rooms with the solar above, the west 
booth, the back hall, stable and annex, and also the west part of the 
garden ; following on resignation by Henry Forrest, burgess of 
Linlithgow, the owner of the whole tenement, with consent of his wife 
Katherine Levvyngstoun. Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. Done on 
the ground of the subjects, the 16 of December 1541. Witnesses, 
William Park, John Johnsoun, and James Jamesoun, sergeant. 

310. Letters of reversion by Thomas Perry and Marion Kirk, his wife, in 

favour of Henry Forrest and Katherine Lewyngstoun, his wife, whereby 
they oblige themselves to reconvey the subjects described in No. 309 on 
payment of 40 merks after due premonition. Place, date and witnesses 
as in No. 309, with Robert Scott, 

311. Discharge in favour of Thomas Duncane in Quhitlaw, David West, son of 

the late James West in Wester Bynnyng, James Browne, William 
Ramsay, James Allan and Andrew Browne, executors of the said late 
James West, by Bega West, daughter of the said James, and of his wife, 
the late Margaret Kayne, of her bairns part of goods and gear. Done 
in the chamber of the notary at Linlithqw, the 17 December 1541. 
Witnesses, Patrick Lithqw, William Robisoun alias Erse Willie, Walter 
Hammyltoun, and John Nasmyth, burgess of Linlithqw. 

Folios 130-1. 

312. Power of attorney^ granted by Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, rector of 

Kincardinonele and perpetual vicar of Dreghorne, to John Dennestoun, 

^ The annual rent referred to amounted to 40 shillings, and the transactions described 
in Nos. 307 and 308 seem to relate to a rectification of an error in the Act of Monition. 

'^ On the site of Nos. 70-72 High Street. 

^ The summary of the deed is headed "In favour of Mr. John Layng, vicar of 
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rector of Dysart, Mr. John Caldowme, provost of Methwen, Dominus 
Archibald Wethirspoune, vicar of Carriddin, and Patrick Hammyltoun 
in Bogsyd, to resign his vicarage of Dreghorne, lying in the diocese of 
Glasgow, in the hands of Gavin, Archbishop of Glasgow, as his principal 
Ordinary. Done in the parish church of Linlithqw, the 27 of December 
1 541. Witnesses, Dominus Andrew Wodman, chaplain, Robert 
Wethirspoune, provost of Linlithqw, Peter Boid, Edward Wilsoun, and 
Patrick Hammyltoun in Bogsyd. 

313. Obligation by James Nasmyth, burgess of Linlithqw, and Elizabeth Louk, 

his wife, to vest and seise John Thomsoun, son and heir of John 
Thomsoun, younger, in all lands, tenements and annualrents belonging 
to Marion Crawfurd, daughter and heir of the late Richard Craufurd, 
burgess of Linlithqw, and of the said Elizabeth Louk, formerly his wife, 
and also to hand over to the said John Thomsoun, heir as above, all the 
heirship goods similarly belonging to the said Marion, and also the sum 
of 40 merks, when required, immediately after his marriage with the said 
Marion. Done in the chamber of the said James Nasmyth, the 3 of 
January 1 541/2. Witnesses, Robert Scott, one of the bailies of 
Linlithqw, Robert Gardinar alias Cukye, John Thomsoun, burgess, 
Domini Henry Louk and William Jak, chaplains. 

314. Gift by Dominus Henry Louk,i chaplain of the altar of the Blessed Virgin 

Mary, situated in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, and founded by the 
late Robert Begis, in favour of his niece Marion Craufurd, in respect of 
her approaching marriage with John Thomsoun, as in No. 3 13, of an annual 
rent of 18 shillings, payable to him as chaplain of the said altar, from the 
tenement^ of John Thomsoun, lying on the west side of the market 
place, between the lands of Henry Forrest on the south and the lands of 
John Ross on the north. The remission of payment ^ is to hold only for' 
the chaplain's lifetime, and is granted to enable the said John Thomsoun 
honourably to maintain the said Marion at bed and board, as other 
burgesses of the said burgh. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 313, with 
James Nasmyth, and without Dominus Henry Louk. 

315. Discharge by John Thomsoun, as in No. 313, in favour of James Nasmyth 

and Elizabeth Louk, his wife, for the dowry of Marion Crawfurd, as in 
No. 313, future spouse of the said John. Place, date and witnesses as in 
No. 313, with James Nasmyth. 

Folio 132. 

316. Contract whereby John Thomsoun, younger, with consent of Marion 

Spenss, his wife, and of John Thomsoun, elder, his father, binds himself 
to pay to his son John Thomsoun and Marion Crawfurd, his future wife 
(as in No. 313), between the dates of their betrothal and the celebration of 
their marriage the sum of 86 pounds 13 shillings and 4 pence, and also to 
vest and seise the said John Thomsoun and Marion Craufurd in these 
tenements :—{a) in the tenement of John Thomsoun (as in No. 314) ; {b) in 
the tenement,* yard and barn occupied by the said John Thomsoun, 
younger, and Marion Spenss, his wife, lying on the south side of the 
High Street, between the lands of the late John Spenss on the east and 
the lands of the late Luke Lychtman and of Katherine Dennestoun on 
the west ; {c) in the half tenement ^ of John Thomsoun, younger, lying 

^ Louk was curate {curatus) of the parish church, that is, deputy for the vicar. 

2 On the site of the " Golden Cross." 

^ A sacriligious marriage gift which the donee did not live long to enjoy. 

4 On the site of the west half of Nos. 39-41 High Street. 

5 On the site of the east half of the same. 



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on the south side of the High Street, between the lands of the said John 
Thomson and Marion Spenss, his wife, on the west and the lands of 
the late James Perry on the east ; {d) in the tenement ^ of the said John 
Thomsoun, elder, lying on the north side of the High Street, between the 
lands of William Harde on the east and the lands of the said John 
Thomsoun, elder, on the west ; (<?) in the half tenement ^ of the said 
John Thomsoun, lying on the south side of the High Street, between the 
lands of the late Robert Gray on the west, and the lands of Gavin 
Duncane on the east. Reserving life-rent to John Thomsoun and 
Marion Spenss in ijb) {c) {d) and (<?), and to John Thomsoun, elder, in {d) 
and {e). Penalty for breach of contract, 500 merks — one third payable 
to the King, one third to the Archbishop of St. Andrews, and one third 
to John Thomsoun and Marion Craufurd. Place, date and witnesses as 
in No. 314. 

Folios 132-3. 

317. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Marion Craufurd, natural daughter and 

heir of the late Richard Craufurd and Elizabeth Louk, now wife of James 
Nasmyth, in the tenement^ lying on the north side of the High Street, 
between the lands of Henry Forrest on the west, the lands of Peter 
Newlandis on the east and the lands of Lord Ross on the north, follow- 
ing on resignation of her conjunct fee by the said Elizabeth, with consent 
of her husband, under reservation of her liferent, and on cognition of the 
said Marion as heir to her father. Robert Scott, bailie giving sasine. 
Done on the ground of the tenement, the 4 of January 1 541/2. Witnesses, 
John Ross, James Nasmyth, William Baldirstoun, David Newlandis, 
George Townis, Symon Caling, John Gray, Domini Henry Louk, William 
Jak and Henry Wawane, chaplains, Robert Robisoun, Robert Hendirsoun 
and James Jamesoun, sergeants. 

318. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Thomsoun (as in No. 3 16) and Marion 

Craufurd, his affianced spouse, in the tenement described in No. 317, 
following on her resignation. Bailie giving sasine, place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 317. 

319. Instrument of Sasine in favour of the said John Thomsoun and Marion 

Craufurd in the tenement described in {b) No. 316, following on resigna- 
tion by John Thomsoun, younger, and Marion Spenss, his wife, under 
reservation of their liferent. Bailie giving sasine, place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 317. 

Folios 133-4. 

320. Instrument of Sasine in favour of the said Marion Craufurd and John 

Thomson in the tenement described in No. 284, following on her resigna- 
tion. Bailie giving sasine, place, date and witnesses as in No. 317. 

321. Instrument of Sasine in favour of the said John Thomsoun and Marion 

Craufurd in an annualrent of 12 shillings described in No. 284, following 
on her resignation. Bailie giving sasine, place, date and witnesses as in 
No. 317. 

322. Instrument of Sasine in favour of the said John Thomsoun and Marion 

Craufurd, in the tenement described in {a) No. 316, following on resigna- 
tion by John Thomsoun, younger, and Marion Spenss, his wife. Bailie 
giving sasine, place, date and witnesses as in No. 317. 

1 On the site of part ofNos. 308-310 High Street. 

2 On the site of part of Nos. 167-175 High Street. 

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Folios 134-5. 

323. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Patrick Schaw, in the west half of a 

tenement^ lying on the north side of the High Street, between the lands 
of Patrick Gillone on the east and the lands of the late William Hill on 
the west, following on resignation by John Hoigis. Robert Scott, bailie 
giving sasine. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 1 1 of January 
1541/2. Witnesses, William Young, Robert Young, Domini Robert 
Townis and William Davisoun, chaplains, George Townis, James 
Jamesoun and Robert Hendirsoun, sergeants. 

324. Liferent sasine of Christina Hoigis, wife of Patrick Schaw, in the west half 

of the tenement described in No. 323. Bailie giving sasine, place, date 
and witnesses as in No. 323. 

325. Resignation in 'perpetuam by Robert Wethirspoune, provost of Linlithqw, 

and Elizabeth Hammyltoun, his wife, of the tenement described in No. 89, 
in favour of Dominus William Davisoun, chaplain of the altar of the Holy 
Trinity, situated and founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, and his 
successors, chaplains of the said altar, for services at the said altar. Done 
in the said church, the 7 of February 1541/2. Witnesses, Robert Scott, 
one of the bailies of Linlithqw, Richard Watsoun in Broychtoun, William 
Dalmahoy, Henry Forrest, Henry Foulis, Domini William Jak and James 
Newlandis, chaplains, and John Gray, sergeant. 

326. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Thomas Mayne, burgess of Linlithqw, 

in the tenement described in No. 89, following on charter of resignation 
by Dominus William Davisoun (as in No. 325). Done on the ground of 
the tenement, the 8 of February 1541/2. Robert Scott, bailie giving 
sasine. Witnesses, John Loverans, Richart Nemouch, John Andirsoun,^ 
Allan Jame, William Stakkis, Stephen Haw, Dominus Robert Townis,' 
chaplain, James Jamesoun and Robert Hendirsoun, sergeants. 

Folios 135-6. 

327. Liferent Sasine in favour of Catherine Stensoun, wife of Thomas Mayne, 

in the tenement in No. 326. Bailie giving sasine, place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 326. 

328. Instrument of Sasine proprus inanihus in favour of Agnes Craufurd, sister 

of William Craufurd of Hanyng, of an eighth part of the lands of Nychol- 
toun, lying in the barony of Manwell, and sheriffdom of Strivelyng, 
following on charter of resignation by her said brother. Done on the 
said lands, the 22 of February 1 541/2. Witnesses, James Duncane, 
William Nasmyth and David Bruss. 

329. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Fostar, son and' heir apparent of 

Robert Fostar, burgess of Linlithqw, in a tenement ^ lying on the north 
side of the High Street, between the lands of the late David Kerss on the 
east and the lands of the late John Hammyltoun on the west, following 
on resignation by the said Robert Fostar. Robert Scott, bailie giving 
sasine. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 23 of February 1541/2. 
Witnesses, Robert Fostar, younger, Thomas Fawup, Robert Robisoun, 
walker, William Teddocht, James Snawdoune, Robert Hendirsoun and 
Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

330. Instrument of Sasine dare constat in favour of James Ka, brother german 

of the late John Ka, burgess of Linlithqw, in {a) a tenement,^ yard and 

1 On the site of the west part of Nos. 192-198 High Street. 

2 On the site of Nos. 384-6 High Street. 

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tail-rig, lying on the north side of the High Street, between the lands of 
Patrick Hammyltoun on the west and the lands of William Foulis on the 
east ; and in {b) a tenement ^ of land with barn and tailrigs, lying on the 
south side of the High Street, between the lands of the late William 
Rannald on the west and the lands of the late David Coupar on the east. 
Sasine by hasp and staple was given by Robert Scott, one of the bailies 
of the burgh, because it clearly appeared {^clare constabat) to him and to 
the other bailies of the said burgh that the said James Ka was the lawful 
and nearest heir of the said late John Ka. Done singillatim on the 
ground of the tenements, the 8 of March 1541/2. Witnesses, William 
Dennestoun, John Ross, John Jak, John Glen, Richard Louk, Domini 
William Cornwale and John PoUart, chaplains, Mr. Bartholomew Kello, 
notary public, Robert Hcndirsoun aud Robert Robisoun, sergeants. 

Folios 135-7. 

331. Instrument of Sasine dare constat in favour of James Ka, son of the late 
James Ka, burgess of Linlithqw, in {a) a tenement^ lying on the north 
side of the High Street between the lands of Peter Newlandis on the 
west and the lands of the said James Ka and of Peter Newlandis and 
William Hammyltoun on the east ; {b) a tenement^ lying at the east end 
of the burgh on each side of the street ; {c) a tenement ^ and garden 
lying on the south side of the street between the lands of Alexander 
Reddocht on the east and the lands of John Kincaid on the west ; 
{d) two rigs'" of arable land lying on the south side of the road leading 
to Edinburgh and now occupied by Helen Kincaid, between the lands 
belonging to the chaplain of the altar of St. John the Baptist, situated 
and founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the east, and the lands 
belonging to the chaplain of the altar of All Saints, situated and founded 
in the said parish church, on the west ; {e) five roods '' of arable land at 
the east end lying between the Edinburgh road on the south, the lands 
of William Hammyltoun in Pardovan on the east, and the lands of 
William Dennestoun and of the chaplain of the altar of St. Nicholas, 
situated and founded in the said parish church, on the west ; (/) one acre 
of arable land " at the east end lying between the Cross of the Blessed 
Mary Magdalene on the south, the lands of William Hammyltoun in 
Pardovan on the west, and the lands of the chaplain of the altar of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary, situated and founded in the said parish church, on 

1 On the site of Nos. 267-273 High Street. 

2 On the site of the west part of the Red Lion Inn, Nos. 52-54 High Street. 
2 Now removed. 

^ On the site of Nos. 5-7 High Street. 
^ and *» Now part of Magdalene Distillery property. 

'' Now owned partly by the Railway Company and partly by the Distillery 
Company. 

Note on the Kae Family. — The first member of the family, mentioned as an owner of 
property in Linlithgow, is Patrick Ka, grandfather of the James Ka in Nos. 330 jind 
331. Patrick's son James married Marion Couper, heiress of John Couper, thereby 
acquiring the extensive burghal patrimony of the Couper family. Their son James by 
his marriage with Christian Ross, succeeded to the office of mair-of-fee in Linlithgow- 
shire and the lands of Corsflattis (now part of Clarendon), held by his father-in-law. 
His grandson James Kae held the office of Principal Porter of His Majesty's Palaces in 
Scotland in the beginning of the 17th century. Consequently the family took up their 
residence in the Canongate. There Alexander Kae of Corsflattis and Bailie of 
Canongate, the last male representative of the main line, died in 1690. He left two 
daughters, Barbara, married to Mr. Walter Stewart of Stewarthall, and Anna, married 
to Captain (afterwards Major) Matthew Stewart, son of Matthew Stewart of Newton. 

Epitaph engraved on one of the pillars in Linlithgow Parish Church : — Hie iacet 
Joannes Kae chirurgo pharmacapae ex viginti et sex progenitoribus Limnuchi civibus 
antiquissimi nominis Kae legitime oriund. Obiit 23 die martii anno dom. 1686 aetatis 
suae 28. 

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the east ; and {g) a tenement, ^ garden and tail-rigs at the east end, 
lying between the lands of the late William Gardinar on the east and 
the lands of James Robisoun on the west. Sasine in («), {b) and (<:) by- 
hasp and staple, in {d\ {2) and (/) by the handing over of earth and 
stone, and in {g) by the handing over of earth and stone and by shutting 
up the said James Ka in the houses, was given by Robert Scott, one of 
the bailies of the burgh, because it clearly appeared to him and to the 
other bailies of the said burgh that the said James Ka was nearest and 
lawful heir of James Ka, his father. Done singillatim on the ground of 
the subjects, date and witnesses as in No. 330. 

Folios 137-8. 

332. Liferent Sasine of Christina Ross, wife of James Ka, burgess of Linlithqw, 

in {a) and {b) as described in No. 330, and in {e) and (/) as described in 
No. 331. Bailie giving sasine, place, date and witnesses as in No. 330. 

333. Acknowledgement by Robert Hammyltoun or Blaiss, husband of Regis 

Howburne, that he is indebted to Robert More, son and heir of the late 
William More, burgess of Linlithqw, in the sum of ninety-three pounds 
Scots, being his bairns part of gear. Done in the house of the said 
Robert Hammyltoun, the 9 of March 1 541/2. Witnesses, Mr. Robert 
Hammyltoun, Allan Hammyltoun, John Hammyltoun alias Lang John, 
Arthur Hammyltoun, and Dominus William Cornwale, chaplain. 

334. Obligation by William Craufurd, laird of Hanyng, to grant a new infeft- 

ment in favour of David Craufurd of Parkhall and Marjory Craufurd, his 
wife, in lands, tofts and crofts (not specified), which the said David and 
his wife now hold by alienation from the late Archibald Craufurd, father 
of the said William, as soon as they resign the said lands into his hands ; 
under penalty of two hundred pounds Scots, one third to be paid to the 
said David and his wife, one third to the Metropolitan Church of St. 
Andrews, and one third to the King. Done at the Mains of Hanyng, 
the 16 of March 1541/2. Witnesses, William Craufurd, John Craufurd 
and William Nasmyth. 

Folios 138-9. 

335. Instrument of sasine propriis majtibus in favour of David Craufurd of 

Parkhall and Marjory Craufurd, his wife, in a piece of ground lying 
contiguous to the lands of Parkhall, and measuring in breadth 49 feet at 
the west end of the piece of ground, 28 feet in the middle, and 25 feet at 
the east end, and in length 85 feet, bounded by the lands of William 
Craufurd on the west and north, and by the lands of the said David on 
the south and east ; for making a pond. Sasine given by William 
Craufurd, laird of Hanyng. Done on the ground, the 16 of March 
1 541/2. Witnesses, William Craufurd, son and heir apparent of the said 
David Craufurd, John Craufurd and William Nasmyth. 

336. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus Arthur Craufurd, subprior of 

the monastery of Newbottill, in name of the abbot and convent of the 
said monastery, in a tenement ^ lying on the north side of the High 
Street, between the lands of John Gibbisoun on the east and the lands 
of the late John Thorntoun on the west, and the lake on the north, 
following on charter of resignation by William Duncane, son and heir 
of the late William Duncane, burgess of Linlithqw. Sasine given by John 
Ross, one of the bailies of Linlithqw. Done on the ground of the tene- 

^ Owned partly by the School Board (academy grounds) and partly by Mrs. Dawson 
(Bonnytoun Terrace, Low Port). 

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ment, the 22 of March 1 541/2. Witnesses, John Gibbisoun, elder, John 
Gibbisoun, younger, John Estoun, John Burne, John Mair, Gavin 
Duncane, and James Jamesoun, sergeant. 

337. (Fragment dated 22 March 1 541/2.) Decree of Lining, following on a 

brieve of the Royal Chancery, pronounced in a court held in the town- 
house of Linlithqvv by Robert Scott and John Ross, two of the bailies of 
the burgh, and an assise of 12 burgesses, anent a dispute between 
Katherine Dennestoun, wife of David Hakkat, and John Thomsoun, 
younger, and Marion Spenss, his wife, concerning the boundaries of the 
said Katherine's tenement ^ and yard, lying on the south side of the High 
Street, between the lands of James Hammyltoun of Manerstoun on the 
west, and the lands of the late Luke Lichtman on the fore part and of the 
said John Thomsoun on the back part on the east. It is found that the 
thorn hedge was given up by the late John Spenss to the late Andrew 
Wod, procurator for the late David Wod, and therefore belongs to the 
said Katherine, who is bound to uphold the hedge to prevent her cattle 
from straying into John Thomsoun's yard. Further that the barn, built 
on John Thomsoun's yard, with the west door opening on Katherine 
Dennestoun's yard, shall be allowed to stand,^ but that the door must 
open inwards on the barn, and that John Thomsoun must nail a stout 
wooden trellis to the door-posts to prevent his free ish and entry to the 
said Katherine's yard. 

Folios 140 to 172 missing. 

F0U0I73. 

338. (Fragment of an Instrument of Sasine, probable date December 1544 or 

January 1 544/5-) 

Procurator, William Hammyltoun. Sasine given on the ground of a 
quarter of the lands and mill of Pardowin. Witnesses, Henry Drummond, 
James Menteith, James Thomsoun of Pardowin, James Thomsoun, his 
natural son, David Balye, John Hammyltoun, natural son of the said 
William Hammyltoun of Humbe, James Medilbe, sergeant of West Kerss. 

339. Instrument narrating that Robert Stark, dwelling at Wester Balloch and 

a parishioner of Lenye, appeared before Malcolm Lord Flemyng, and on 
being examined and questioned, admitted that he had confessed to one 
priest and taken the sacrament at the hands of another within the Laigh 
Church of Glasgow, notwithstanding that he was under excommunication 
in his own parish church of Lenye. Done at Cummernald, in the 
chamber of Lord Flemyng, the 14 of January 1544/5. Witnesses, 
Matthew Ker, William Gray, George Andersoun, Dominus John 
Craufurd, chaplain, and Gilbert Myln, notary public. 

340. Discharge by Matthew Hammyltoun of Estir Bynnyng in favour of 

William Hammyltoun of Humbe for the sum of 400 merks Scots, being 
part payment of the ward and relief of the lands and annualrents which 
belonged to the late Robert Bruce of Westir Bynnyng, and now in the 
Queen's hands, but granted to the said Matthew by royal missive under 
the Privy Seal.^ Done at the market cross of Linlithqw, on the 15 of 
February 1544/5. Witnesses, Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, rector of 
Kincardinonele, Dominus Andrew Wod, chaplain, William Dennestoun, 
Andrew Hammyltoun, captain of the Palace, Robert Cukky alias 
Gardinar. 

^ On the site of Nos. 43-47 High Street. 

'^ This was intended to afford him a current of air between the west and east doors for 
winnowing his corn. 

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Folios 173-4. 

341. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Forrest, son and heir of the late 

John Forrest alias Cordinar, burgess of Biggar, in a tenement lying in 
the burgh of Biggar, between the Kirklands on the east, the lands of 
John of the Wellis on the west, and the King's Street on the north ; also 
in part of the Burrowmour and Towlihillrig, with half an acre of land 
belonging to the tenement ; following on precept of sasine (in the 
vernacular) directed to Nichol Merschell and John Smyth, bailies of 
Biggar, by Malcolm, Lord Flemyng, Great Chamberlain of Scotland. 
Done on the ground of the subjects, the ii of April 1545. Witnesses, 
John of the Wellis alias Smyth, George Portus, Thomas Baxter, John 
Flemyng of Pantre, George Smyth and John Hucheoun. 

Folios 174-5. 

342. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Browne, natural son of James 

Browne of Chalmerlanis, in the barony of Biggar, in the tenement 
described in No. 341, which formerly belonged to John Forrest, following 
on precept of sasine (in the vernacular) directed to Nichol Merschell and 
John of the Wellis, bailies of Biggar, by Malcolm, Lord Flemyng, Great 
Chamberlain of Scotland, Baron of the barony of Biggar, and dated at 
Cummernald, the 12 of April 1545. Witnesses to precept, Thomas 
Kincaid, Schir Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain, and Gilbert Myln, notar. 
Sasine given on the ground, the 16 of April 1545. Witnesses to sasine, 
John of the Wellis, John Forrest, George Portus, George Smyth, William 
Carwod, and Dominus Bartholomew Mathesoun, curate of Biggar. 

343. Protest by Dominus Henry Louk, curate of the Parish Church of Linlithqw, 

and one of the testamentary executors of the late Marion Craufurd, wife 
of John Thomsoun, younger, burgess of Linlithqw, before Mr. Andre^Y 
Oliphant, vicar of Invertig, and Dean of Christianity of Linlithqw, stating 
that the will and pretended inventory of goods, written by the hand of 
Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, notary, and presented to the said Dean by 
the said John Thomsoun, the other executor, for the purpose of obtaining 
confirmation, was not just and accurate, and was to the prejudice of the 
said Dean for his quot, and of the creditors, legatees and others having 
interest. He craved that confirmation should not be issued without his 
consent, and unless the inventory was corrected. Done at Linlithqw, in 
the house of James Nasmyth, the 28 of August 1545. Witnesses, Mr. 
Andrew Gourlay, William Walter, and William Urquhard. 

344. Agreement between John Flemyng, son of Malcolm, Lord Flemyng, 

procurator for Mr. John Stensoun, rector of Thankertoun, and provost of 
the college church of Biggar, on the one part, and Mr. Bernard Balye, 
rector of Lamyngtoun, on the other part, granting to Mr. Bernard power 
to intromit with the teind sheaves of the rectory of Thankertoun for the 
current crop and year, and to lead the same to the stackyard of the 
rectory of Thankertoun, there to await Mr. John's coming. Whereupon 
Mr. Bernard is obliged to abide by the decree to be pronounced by four 
arbiters and an oversman, who shall decide what is due by him to Mr. 
John under the lease of the church of Thankertoun. Alexander Balye 
of Bakke becomes surety for Mr. Bernard. Done in Biggar, in the back 
room of Nichol Merschell, burgess of Biggar, the 7 of September 1545. 
Witnesses, John Ingliss, John Balye, Robert Stensoun and Robert 
Weiss. 

Folios 175-6. 

345. Protest by Alexander Roust, for himself and in name of Thomas Franss, 

masons in Linlithqw, for damages and expenses incurred through non- 
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obligation under a contract betwixt them and him for building an aisle 
in the parish church of the burgh of Dysart in honour of God Almighty, 
the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Magnus. Done in presence of the 
said rector, in the royal palace of Linlithqw, the 3 of October 1545. 
Witnesses, John Fleniyng of Pantre, Thomas Clyft, Robert Roust, John 
Falconar and James Young. 

Folios 176-7. 

346. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Levyngstoun, son and heir 

apparent of Alexander, Lord Levyngstoun, and Janet Flemyng, his wife, 
in the lands of Bogtoun, Eister Pettintoskine and Levelandis, lying in 
the sheriffdom of Strivelyng, and barony of Callender by annexation, 
following on precept under the Great Seal ^ of date 20 May 1546, which 
again followed on resignation by Alexander, Lord Levyngstoun. The 
precept is directed to John Leiss, sheriff of Strivelyng in that part, who 
gave sasine to John Wyiss, procurator for the parties. Done si7igillatiin 
at the principal buildings of the subjects, the 9 of June 1546. Witnesses, 
Robert Crosar, Alexander Johnsoun, Henry William, James Mourheid, 
William Mourheid, William Levyngstoun and Robert Stele. 

Folios 177-8. 

347. Instrument of vSasine in favour of John Levyngstoun and Janet Flemyng, 

his wife (as in No. 346), in half the barony of Culter, lying in the sheriffdom 
of Lanark, following as in No. 346. Sasine given to the procurator, Robert 
Browne. Done at Culter, the 10 of June 1546. Witnesses, Nichol 
Wardlaw, John Hucheon, Thomas Smyth alias King, Matthew King, 
and Dominus Thomas Chapell, curate of Culter. 

348. Instrument of Sasine, ^r<?/m^ ;;m«/<^z/j-, in favour of James Wilsoun, son 

and heir apparent of Luke Wilsoun, burgess of Biggar, and Katherine 
Johnsoun, his future wife, in the forty shilling lands of old extent of 
Bakke, lying at the west end of the lands of Bakke, in the barony of 
Robartoun and sheriffdom of Lanark. Sasine, following on charter by 
Alexander Balye of Bakke, was given to Thomas Johnsoun of Craghop- 
burn and to Cuthbert Balye, procurators for the vassals. Done on the 
ground of the subjects, 26 August 1546. Witnesses, Albert Johnsoun, 
William Symontoun, John Balye, John Padyane and Thomas Hunter. 

Folios 178-9. 

349. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Fresale, son and heir of the late 

Simon Fresale, burgess of Biggar, in half the tenement and lands lying 
at the west end of Biggar, with part of the Burrowmuir and Tollihillrig, 
formerly belonging to the late Simon Fresale. Sasine follows on a 
precept directed by Malcolm, Lord Flemyng, superior of the barony, to 
John of the Well, James Browne and Luke Wilsoun, bailies of Biggar, 
and dated 20 January 1546/7. The new vassal is to have free entry, 
provided he continues to reside in the burgh. Sasine given by Luke 
Wilsoun, on the ground, the 22 of January 1546/7. Witnesses, John 
Flemyng, natural son of Malcolm, Lord Flemyng, John Flemyng alias 
Falconar, John Law, Andrew Young, John Falconar, William Atkin, and 
John Cuthbartsoun, ofificer. 

350. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Smyth or Cowbirman, son and 

heir of the late John Smyth or Cowbirman, burgess of Biggar, in the 
tenement of his late father lying on the south side of the King's Street 

between the lands of Luke Wilson on the west and on the east, 

with part of the Burrowmuir and Toulihillrig. Sasine followed on 

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precept directed to Luke Wilsoun, James Browne of Chalmerlane and 
John Dikkesoun alias Well, bailies of Biggar, by the superior of the 
barony, Malcolm, Lord Plemyng, Great Chamberlain of Scotland, dated 
at the Boghall, i8 November 1546. Witnesses to precept, David 
Threpland of Mechalhill, Adam Veich, Domini James Weir and Thomas 
Johnsoun, chaplains, and Gilbert Myln, notary public. Sasine given by 
John Dikkesoun alias Well, on the ground of the tenement, the 3 of 
February 1546/7. Witnesses to sasine, John Hucheon, Peter Talfeir, 
James Smyth, Robert Smyth, William Smyth, John Flemyng, and John 
Cuthbartsoun, officer. 

Folios 179-80. 

351. Assignation by Margaret Smyth, daughter and one of the heirs of the 

late John Smyth, burgess of Biggar, in favour of his sister Janet Smyth, 
wife of Nichol Browne, burgess of Biggar, of all rights to the lands in 
the burgh of Biggar belonging to her through the decease of her father. 
Done at Biggar, in the house of John Fresale, on the 26 of February 
1546/7. Witnesses, William Snyp, John Fresale, William Atkin and 
John Justice. 

352. Instrument of Sasine, propriis vianibus^ in favour of Thomas Penman, 

indweller at Edmestoun in the barony of Biggar, in three oxgangs of the 
lands of Auldstoun presently tenanted by Matthew Leddale, lying in the 
barony of Dunsyr and in the sheriffdom of Lanark, following on charter 
by Archibald Balye, son and heir apparent of William Balye of Auld- 
stoun. Done on the ground]of t.he lands, the 26 of May 1 547. Witnesses, 
James Douglass, John Small, Matthew Leddale and John Falconar. 

Folios 180-1. 

353. Mortification by Robert Wawane, son and heir of the late William 

Wawane, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of Dominus James Newlandis 
and his successors, chaplains of the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
founded by Robert Begis and situated in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, 
of an annual rent of six shillings and eight pence to be levied from his 
tenement^ lying in the Kirkgate of Linlithqw, between the lands of Mr. 
Alexander Hammyltoun on the south, the lands of Robert Gardinar alias 
Cukye on the north, the lake on the west and the Kirkgate on the east, 
for an obit for the souls of his late father and of his widow, Elizabeth 
Louk. The obit is to be celebrated at the above altar, and these chaplains 
are to take part in the service : — The curate, the chaplains of the altars 
of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Cross, the Holy Blood, St. John 
the Evangelist, St. Andrew, St Ninian, and the Blessed Virigin Mary 
founded by Begis. Each chaplain is to receive eight pence, the chaplain 
of the celebrant altar, eight pence for mass and lights, the parish clerk 
six pence, and the beadle two pence. Resignation was made by Dominus 
Henry Louk, chaplain and curate of the said church, procurator for the 
donor, by handing over a penny to Peter Newlandis, one of the bailies of 
the burgh. Sasine given by the said bailie by handing over a penny, on 
the ground of the tenement, the 20 of January 1547/8. Witnesses, John 
Gray, John Falconar, Dominus Andrew Flemyng, chaplain, Henry Kent, 
William Halyvvell and William Crumme, sergeants. 

354. Protest by John Plemyng, natural son of Malcolm, Lord Flemyng, and 

assignee of his father, in and to the ward and marriage of John Halden 
of that Ilk, son and heir of the late Patrick Halden of that Ilk, that if the 
said John Halden marry other than Helen Flemyng, daughter of William 
Flemyng of Boghall, or Marion Kincaid, daughter of Thomas Kincaid of 

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that Ilk, or Margaret Browne, daughter of Richard Browne of Estir 
Harttre, without the consent of his superior, he shall pay double avail to 
the said superior. Done at Broychtoun, the 20 of March 1547/8. Wit- 
nesses, Gilbert Veich, Robert Douglass and John Falconar. 

Folios 181-2. 

355. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dame Margaret Flemyng, widow of 

Robert Grahame, Master of Montroiss, in the liferent of the hundred 
pound lands of Drumquhassil, lying in the sheriffdom of Striveling, 
following on a precept of sasine by John Cunynghanie of Drumquhassill, 
dated at Strivehng, the i of March 1548/9. Witnesses to precept, 
Dominus Andrew Hege, Charles Diksoun, and Dominus Thomas 
Johnsoun, chaplain and notary public. The precept is issued to imple- 
ment the terms of a contract entered into between Mary, Queen Dowager 
of Scotland, for herself and in name and on behalf of Janet, Lady 
Flemyng, and Margaret Flemyng, Mistress of Grahame, her daughter, 
on the one part, and Thomas, Master of Erskin, on the other part, dated 
at Edinburgh, 30 January 1548/9. Sasine was given by Mr. Adam 
Stewart, bailie for the said John Cunynghame, to John Flemyng in 
Chapeltoun, procurator for the said Lady Margaret. Done on the ground 
the 2 of March 1548/9. Witnesses to sasine, John Makbaa, Thomas 
Makbaa, his natural son, and Michael Gybsoun. 

356. (^Fragment.) Instrument of Sasine in favour of Mr. John Marjoribanks, 

brother german of the late William Marjoribanks, burgess of Edinburgh, 
in eight oxgangs of the lands of Culter, viz. 4'oxgangs called Wyndegait- 
hill and 4 oxgangs formerly occupied by John Rechartsoun ; also 
in half of the mill of Culter and of the mill lands, lying in the town 
and territory of Culter, and barony of Menyeis by annexation, and sheriff- 
dom of Lanark; following on precept of sasine r/ar^'^^/zj/^/ by the superior. 
Sir Robert Menyies of that Ilk, directed to John Menyies of Culterrawis 
and John Menyies of Nesbit. Sasine given to Luke Wilsoun, attorney 
for the vassal. Date of sasine, 29 of July 1549. 

Folios 183-186 missing. 

Folio 187. 

357. {Fragjfient.) Instrument of sasine in favour of Lady Janet Stewart ^ in one 

third of these lands : — Balsyd, Hole, Drumgibbone, Cuthbartsoun, 
Powokis Hole, Chapeltoun, Auchynkill, Gompdurat, Smythistoun, 
Garschoir, 4 merks annualrent on Kirkintelloch, 6s. 8d. annualrent on 
Garschoir, Bar, Auchynwoll, DuUatour, Westirwod, Nethirwod, Quhitleis, 
Gardrenhill, the Forest of Cummernauld, Mongallismaling, Lochbar, 
Mayneheid and Manis, Badkow, mill of Dumtubla, tenanted by Andrew 
Rouchhed, Scherway, tenanted by Robert Burnes' widow, Tuichir, the 
Park of Kirkintelloch, Manis of Kirkintelloch, Parkheid of Cummernauld, 
Barony and mill of Auchirmony, Estir and Westir Semoris, Bankeir and 
mill thereof, Coldounhill, Estir and Westir Thomastoun, Balknok, 
Castelranky, Doupis, lying in the barony of Harbartshire, Cambusdrain, 
Westvvod and Bad, and Drippis ; following on the retour of service of 
the said Lady Janet, and on the precept of the sheriffs directed to William 
Champnay, sergeant. Done separatim et successive on the subjects by 
the delivery tectorum et ligni domorum et CEdificiorum ac terrcc et lapidis 
fundi antediclarum terrarum et baroniarum ut moris est. Witnesses, 
David Browne, Simon Jaksoun, Thomas Gyky, William Penman, John 
Hendirsoun, William Cranstoun, William Bartane, William Leddale, 

1 Illegitimate daughter of James IV., and widow of Malcolm, Lord Fleming, who 
fell at Pinkie 10 Sept. 1547. She was served to her terce 2 Nov. 1547. The Scots 
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Robert Kempt, Thomas Bold, Walter Tvvede, William Threpland, Patrick 
Thomsoun, Adam Portus, Robert Browne, James Smyth, John Adem, 
William Gray, John Henrisoun, John Cunynghame, John Stensoun, 
William Scherar, John Cristisoun, John Gerway, Nichol Gillis, Donald 
Cristisoun, James Wilsoun and John Lowrye. 

Folios 187-8. 

358. Instrument of sasine in favour of Luke Wilsoun, burgess of Edinburgh, 

and Katherine Bell, his wife, of lo oxgangs and one cottarland {una 
terra cottagia) of the lands of Thankartoun, lying in the barony of 
Thankartoun and sheriffdom of Lanark, following on a precept of sasine 
granted by William Geddes, son and heir apparent of Charles Geddes of 
Rauchane, and Janet Bard, his wife, fiars of the said lands, with consent 
of the said Charles, and dated at Biggar, 12 April 1550. Witnesses to 
precept, John Portus, younger, of Glenkirk, James Merschell, Andrew 
Merschell, John Wod, and Dominus George Weir, notary public. 
William Leddale, bailiff giving sasine. Done on the ground of the 
subjects, the 22 of May 1550. Witnesses to sasine, John Bowok, John 
Hendirsoun, William Purde and Thomas Hendirsoun. 

Folios 188-9. 

359. Instrument of sasine in favour of Nichol Neilsoun, son and heir apparent 

of John Neilsoun, sometime dwelling in the Westir Raw of Biggar, in the 
lands of Nichol Merschell at the east end of the town of Biggar, on the 
south side of the King's Street, lying between Purdeis lands on the east 
and the lands of St. John on the west, and also in the lands and croft of 
Holis Croft on the north side of the King's Street at Biggar, lying 
between the lands of John Smith of the Smedde on the west and the 
lands of the said Nichol Merschell called the Corslands on the east, 
following on precept of sasine (in the vernacular) granted by the 
superior, James, Lord Plemyng, and dated at Biggar, 3 August 1550. 
Witnesses to precept, Luke Wilsoun, Schir Thomas Johnsoun and 
Gilbert Myln. Sasine giving on the ground of the subjects by Thomas 
Baxstar, bailie of Biggar, with reservation of liferent to the said Nichol 
Merschell, the 5 of August 1550. Witnesses to sasine, John Justice, 
Luke Wilsoun, William Bartrem, John Neilsoun, Peter Talfer, George 
Smyth, Robert Smyth, Domini Bartholomew Mathesoun and James 
Steele. 

360. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Luke Wilsoun, burgess of Edinburgh, 

and Katherine Bell, his wife, residing in Biggar, in a tenement called 
Arthur's Land, lying on the south side of the King's Street at Biggar, 
between the lands of John Smyth alias Well on the east and the lands 
of James Browne of Chalmerlanis on the west, following on precept of 
sasine (in the vernacular) granted by the superior, James, Lord Flemyng. 
The vassals are required to pay a puncheon of wine to the superior for 
their entry. Precept dated at Boghall, 24 of July 1550, before these 
witnesses, John Flemyng of Castelranky, James Grahame, Gilbert Myln 
and Schir Thomas Johnsoun, notars public. Sasine given by Thomas 
Baxstar, one of the bailies of Biggar, on the ground of the subject, the 
5 of August 1550. Witnesses as in No. 359. 

Folios 189-90. 

361. Liferent sasine in favour of Agnes Stirling, wife of John Hammyltoun 

alias Lang John, burgess of Linlithqw, in the forepart of his tenement, 
described in No. 131, together with the brewhouse in the close. Sasine 
given by Robert Wetbirspoune, bailiff for the Priory of St. Andrews, in 



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the hall of the said fore tenement, the 14 of March 155 1/2. Witnesses, 
William Wilsoun, William Dalmahoy, Henry Kent, and John Knollis, 
sergeant. 

Folios 190-1. 

362. Resignation by Friar John Greirsoun, provincial prior of the order of the 

Preaching Friars in Scotland, procurator for the prior and convent of 
the house of the order in the town of St. Andrews, into the hands of 
James, Duke of Chattellaraucht, Earl of Arran, Lord Hammyltoun, 
Protector and Governor of the realm, as representing the Crown, of the 
lands of Fylde, lying in the sheriffdom of Pertht. The resignation is 
made in favour of Mr. Alexander Levyngstoun of Donipace in liferent 
and of John Levyngstoun, his son and heir apparent, and of Margaret 
Elphinstoun, his wife, in conjunct fee, with the reservation of an annual- 
rent of £10 to the said Prior and Convent in St. Andrews, under contract 
of date at Edinburgh 22 April 1552. The letters of procuratory of 
resignation are directed by James Johnsoun, prior, and the convent of 
the said house in St. Andrews, to the said Friar John Greirsoun, 
Dominus Lawrence Tod and Friar Antony Stronoch, and dated at St. 
Andrews, 2 of May 1552. Witnesses to the letters, Dominus Thomas 
Colvvart, chaplain, William Moress, elder, and William Moress, younger, 
David Moress, George Haggy, and Alexander Bairkla. The resignation 
was made on bended knees, by staff and baton, in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw, the 8 of May 1552. Witnesses to the resignation, John, 
Archbishop of St. Andrews, George, Abbot of Dunfermling, William, 
Abbot of Culross, James, Lord Flemyng, and Dominus Hugh Curre, 
chaplain and notary public. 

363. Obligation by James Fawup in Kincawill, husband of Katharine Wreicht, 

to pay 47 merks as dowry and to provide suitable clothing to Janet 
Smyth, daughter of the said Katherine, at her marriage, and in respect 
of which the said Katherine grants and bequeathes to her said husband* 
one half of all goods belonging to her at her death. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, the 28 of May 1552. 
Witnesses, William Gillaspe, William Carphin, William Sawaris in 
Castelcary, William Patersoun alias Pypir, and Dominus Robert 
Townis, chaplain. 

Folios 191-2. 

364. Instrument of sasine in favour of Robert Wilsoun, son and heir apparent 

of John Wilsoun in Westir Scottistoun, in the eleven merks of 
Scottistoun lying in the barony of Abircorne and in the sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw, now incorporated in the barony of Pitcruve, and formerly 
belonging to Robert Bissatt of Quarrell, but now resigned by him into 
the hands of the superior. The sasine followed on a precept of sasine 
by the superior, John, Lord Lyndesay of Byris, baron of Abircorne, 
directed to David Red in Bynnis and Alexander Mowbra, and dated at 
Struthir, the 15 of December 1552. Witnesses to precept, James 
Lyndesay, Lawrence Strang, Mr. Thomas Young, Dominus Thomas 
Brodirstanis, William Wilsoun and Robert Dawling. Sasine given by 
David Red, who took, as bailie, a brown, white-horned ox. Done on the 
ground on the subjects, the 9 of January 1552/3, Witnesses to sasine, 
William Wilsoun in Kyngisfeld, Alexander Mowbra, William Dawling, 
Robert Dawling, John Wilsoun in Scottistoun and William Robisoun. 

365. Instrument narrating that David Boid and Janet Smart, his wife, appeared 

in the presence of the notary, and that the said David Boid alleged that 
the marriage betwixt him and the said Janet Smart was altogether un- 
lawful on account of certain lawful causes, and urged the said Janet to 



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procure a divorce at an early date from lawful judges. The said Janet 
replied that she knew of no lawful cause of divorce, but that she vvould 
be content to be lawfully separated from her husband, if he would call 
her in a suit, showing reasonable cause to the judges why divorce should 
be granted according to divine and church law. Done at Linlithqw, in 
the house of Robert Ross, burgess, the 25 of February 1552/3. Witnesses, 
Robert Ross, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, Andrew Ryle and James 
Ross. 

366. Decree Arbitral pronounced by Matthew Hammyltoun in Mylburne, judge 

arbiter appointed and sworn on behalf of James Hammyltoun, natural 
son of the late Helen Gowane, one of the executors of the late Margaret 
Hammyltoun, on the one part, and by Robert Wethirspoune, provost of 
Linlithqw, judge arbiter appointed and sworn on behalf of Robert Grosar, 
the other executor of the said late Margaret, on the other part, whereby 
the said Robert is ordained to pay 4 merks Scots within 15 days to the 
said James for his outlays at the said Margaret's funeral ; also to satisfy 
all the debts of and goods bequeathed by the deceased ; and further to 
have her will confirmed at his own costs. Done in the parish church of 
Linlithqw, in the aisle of St. Katherine, the 3 of September 1553. 
Witnesses, James Dennestoun, Mr. Bartholomew Kello, John Thomsoun 
and Robert Ross. 

Folios 192-3. 

367. Consignation by Robert Lewyngstoun of Braidlaw in the hands of Robert 
. - - Wethirspoune, provost of Linlithqw, of the sum of 138 merks in 11 coins, 

for the benefit and singular advantage of Robert Bruss, son of the late 
Robert Bruss of Bynnie, who had been duly warned to appear in the 
Parish Church of Linlithqw to receive payment of the said sum for 
redemption of an oxgang of the lands of Hyngandsyd lying in the sheriff- 
dom of Linlithqw. The money lay on the High Altar from sunrise to 
sunset, but the said Robert failed to appear to claim it. Done in the 
presence of Robert Ross, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, in the said 
parish church at the High Altar at 6 p.m. of the 5 of October 1553. 
Witnesses, William Wilsoun, j[ames Dennestoun, Andrew Kent, Andrew 
Smale, John Knollis, Domini Andrew Flemyng and Robert Townis, 
chaplains, and George Townis. 

Folios 193-4. 

358. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Lady Barbara Hammyltoun, Lady 
Flemyng, eldest daughter of James, Duke of Chattelerault, Earl of Arran, 
' Lord Hammyltoun, tutor of the Queen, and Governor and Protector of 

the realm, in the liferent of two-thirds of these lands : — Kildrum, 
Garbrane, Tannocht, Grenyard, Glenlugy, Watterheid, Kilbowy, Myltoun, 
Balsyd, Hoill, Drumgibbone, Cuthbartstoun, Powokishoill, Langlandis, 
Hill, Chapeltoun, Auchinkill, Compdurat, Smythistoun, Westir Garschoir, 
Badkow, Schoirway, Bar, Auchynwoll, Auchynstaure, Dullatour, Westir- 
wod. Town of Kirkintullocht, with Park and Peel of the same, Eister 
Garschoir, Duntibla and mill, Twichir, and the mill of Bawsarge, all 
lying in the barony of Lenze and in the sheriffdom of Dumbartane, and 
also in the barony of Anthirmoney and mill, lying in the sherifTdom of 
Striveling, following on precept of sasine by James, Lord Flemyng, Great 
Chamberlain of Scotland, directed to William Gowanelok, and dated at 
Edinburgh, 14 December 1553. Witnesses to precept, John Archbishop 
of St. Andrews, Legate of Scotland, Mr. Thomas Marjoribanks of Ratho, 
David Borthik of Lochhill, James W^mis Andrew Ruthirfurd, William 
Froge, and Mr. Alexander Forest, rector of Logymontross, notary public. 
The sasine was given to John Reche, attorney for the Lady Barbara, 
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earth and stone and of the clappers of the mills, the 22 and 23 of December 
1553. Witnesses to sasine, George Wilsoun, John Falconar, John Bard, 
Robert Andersoun, John Stark, William Scherar, Thomas Cunyburch, 
William] Quhit, Robert Myllar, John Adem, John Davisoun alias Soutar, 
Mr. Alexander Forest, rector of Logymontross, and John Kessane, 
notaries public. 

369. {Fragment^ Transaction between James, Lord Somervale, and William 

Hammyltoun of Humbe with reference to the 65 shilling lands of Cleuch, 
lying in the barony of Carnwaith and in the sheriffdom of Lanark, and 
also to an annualrent of 30 shillings. Date of transaction 10 of May 

1554. 

Folios 195 and 196 missing. 

Folio 197. 

370. Protest by William Brokkas, burgess of Edinburgh, narrating that on the 

15 of March, in an action raised against him by Patrick Hammyltoun, 
burgess of Linlithqvv,.^/ ^ cojitra^ in the burgh court of Linlithqw, a diet 
of hearing had been fixed at 20 days from and including that date, which 
date fell on the 3 of April current. As neither judges nor other members 
of court had appeared to hear the causes, he protested for remede of law, 
and claimed expenses and the right to carry his suit before other com- 
petent judges. Done before William Knollis, one of the bailies of the 
burgh, at the market cross thereof, the 3 of April 1555. Witnesses, 
Robert Gardinar, William Estoun, Richard Young, John Gray, sergeant, 
and Nichol Townis, notary public. 

Folios 197-8. 

371. Instrument of sasine in favour of Charles Drummond, burgess of 

Linlithqw, and Janet Hammyltoun, his wife, in a Temple tenement,^ lying 
on the south side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of 
the said Charles Drummond on the east and south, and the lands of 
Richard Loverans on the west, following on a precept of sasine by James, 
Lord St. John, preceptor of Torphiching, knight, superior of the subjects, 
directed to Alexander Coichren, and dated at Linlithqw 26 April 1555. 
Witnesses to precept, James Polwart, Dominus John Browne, chaplain, 
James Robisoun, Arthur Kneland, and Mr. John Dawgless, chaplain and 
notary public. The precept narrates that the subjects had been formerly 
held by Robert Wethirspoune, second son of Robert Wethirspoune of 
Brighous, and had been resigned in the hands of the superior by his 
curators, Alexander Lewyngstoun of West Quarter and James Wethir- 
spoune, brother german of the said Robert. Sasine given on the ground 
of the subjects, the 26 of April 1555. Witnesses to sasine, Robert 
Wethirspoune of Brighous, provost of Linlithqw, James Wethirspoune, 
his son aad heir apparent, James Wethirspoune, natural son of the late 
William Wethirspoune, burgess of Linlithqw, John Knollis, and Mr. John 
Dawgless, chaplain and notary public. 

372. {Allocatur^ cancelled.) Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Wethir- 

spoune, son and heir apparent of Robert Wethirspoune of Brighous, in 
an annualrent of ^4 to be paid from the Temple tenement ^ of Charles 
Drummond, burgess of Linlithqw, and Janet Hammyltoun, his wife, 
lying on the south side of the High Street, between the lands belonging 
to the chaplain of the altar of All Saints, situated and founded in the 
Parish Church of Linlithqw, and now to. Patrick Auld, on the east, the 

V On. the site of No. 117- 121 High Street. The Regent Moray slept in this house 
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lands of Richard Loverans and the said Charles Drummond and 
Edward Wilsoun on the west, and the lands of the Carmelite Friars near 
Linlithqw on the south, following on resignation of the said annualrent 
by the said Charles and his wife in the hands of the superior, James, Lord 
St. John, preceptor of Torphiching. Sasine given by the superior on the 
ground of the subjects, the 26 of April 1555. Witnesses, Robert 
Wethirspoune of Brighous, Alexander Cochren, James Wethirspoune, 
natural son of William Wethirspoune, burgess of Linlithqw, John Knollis, 
Dominus John Browne, and Dominus John Dawgless, chaplain and 
notary public. 

Folios 198-9. 

373. Instrument of sasine in favour of Patrick Sellar ^ and Margaret Moir, his 

wife, in the Temple tenement described in No. 372, following on 
resignation in the hands of the superior by Charles Drummond, burgess 
of Linlithqw, and Janet Hammyltoun, his wife, with reservation of life- 
rent. Sasine given by the superior, place, date and witnesses as in 
No. 372. 

374. Instrument narrating that Charles Drummond, burgess of Linlithqw, 

appeared in presence of Robert Wethirspoune of Brighous and Mr. 
Robert Hammyltoun, rector of Kincardin, and asked them whether he 
had fulfilled his part of the contract between him on the one part and 
them on theother, of date 21 April 1554. They replied that he had done 
so, and exonered him of his part of the contract ; moreover the said 
Robert Wethirspoune bound himself to cause his son Robert to ratify 
this exoneration on his attaining lawfuf age. Whereupon the said Charles 
took instruments. Done at Linlithqw, in the common street, the 26 of 
April 1555. Witnesses, William Knollis, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, 
Robert Hammyltoun, John Wethirspoune, James Wethirspoune, son and 
heir apparent of Robert Wethirspoune of Brighous, and Mr. John 
Dawgless, chaplain and notary public. 

375. Instrument narrating that Dominus Hugh Currye, rector of Esse, and 

dean of Christianity of Linlithqw, appeared in the chapter and Church of 
Linlithqw, and there after procession was made, High Mass sung, the 
curates of the Deanery called individually, and absentees noted, the said 
Dean submitted the synodal and provincial statutes with the new 
additions for the synods of St. Andrews and Edinburgh for the current 
year and synod. After the statutes were read in a loud, clear voice, he 
indicated those statutes synodal as well as provincial with the new 
additions, which concerned the said curates, for copies to be made by 
the said curates at their expense ; strictly warning each and all the said 
curates that \yerb omilted^ they were to produce] the copies of the said 
statutes to him at the next chapter to be held in Linlithqw on the third 
holy day after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross under the 
penalties contained in the said statutes. Done in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw in the aisle of the Holy Trinity, the 4 of June 1555. 
W^itnesses, Domini William Hendirsoun, vicar of Caldercleir, John 
Crage, vicar pensioner of Sterling, and Mr. Gilbert Makinaucht, vicar 
pensioner of Kirklistoun. 

Folios 199-200. 

376. Resignation by James Ka, burgess of Linlithqw, of the office of executor 

on the estate of the late George Hammyltoun of Medop, in favour of 
Peter Cornwale of Banhard, the other executor. Done at Linlithqw, in 
the hall of the said James Ka, the 2 of April 1556. Witnesses, William 



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Park, John Thomsoun, one of the baiiies of Linlithqw, Dominus Robert 
Dennestoun, rector of Dysart, Mr. James Browne, rector of Kirknewtoun, 
Domini George Ross, John Pollart and Robert Townis, chaplains, and 
John Falconar. 

377. interpolated at the foot of folios \()(^\20o:) In the vernacular. Revocation 

by James Polwart of Costoun of all discharges, acquittances, obligations, 
contracts, acts, tacks, liferents, dispositions, resignations, and all other 
alienations made by him in his minority to his hurt and prejudice. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the house of William Wilsoun, burgess, the 10 of 
August 1556. Witnesses, James Tennent, laird of Lennox in Caddar- 
mure, Dominus John Browne, chaplain, and James Lytile in Torphiching. 

378. Marriage contract between Henry Bellentyne in Littil Kers on the one 

part and Robert Bartilmo in Reddoche and his daughter Beatrice 
Bartilmo on the other part, whereby the said Henry binds himself to 
marry the said Beatrice between this date and the 14 of February next, 
and the said Robert binds himself to pay a dowry of 100 merks. Should 
the said Henry predecease his wife, she is to occupy in liferent two-thirds 
of the farm of Little Kersc, so long as she remains a widow. Done at 
Linlithqw in the chamber of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain and 
curate {plebanus\ on the 23 of January 1556/7. Witnesses, William 
Rankin, James Johnsoun, John Schort, Alexander Bartilmo, Patrick 
Bartilmo, Robert Ballentyne, William Ballentyne and ' Archibald 
Ballentyne. 

379. {Fragment.) Instrument narrating that Robert Hammyltoun of Inch- 

mauchan and Marjory Wethirspoune, daughter of the late Robert 
Wethirspoune of Brighous, appeared before Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, 
rector of Kincardin oNeile, and presented letters of dispensation, granted 
by John, Archbishop of St. Andrews, Primate of Scotland and Papal 
Legate, sanctioning their marriage, though they were within the fourth 
degree of consanguinity. The instrument was presented at Linlithqw 
2 July 1577. 

Folios 201-2 missing. 

Folio 203. 

380. {Frag??ient.) Assignation by Lord in favour of James Wethir- 

spoune of Brighous of an annual rent of 20 merks to be levied from the 
customs of the town of Aberdeen, for a mass and obit to be said daily by 
the canons and vicars of the choir of the Cathedral Church of Aberdeen. 
In the event of the canons and vicars ceasing to perform the services, or 
if these services be abolished by law, the town of Aberdeen shall redeem 
the said annualrent for the sum of 400 merks. Done at the place of 
Brighous, in the hall thereof. Witnesses, John Wethirspoune, William 
Sandielandis, and Dominus Richard Flemyng, chaplain. 

381. Instrument of S?is\xie..,propriis 7na?iibus, in favour of Agnes Kello, daughtjer 

of the late Mr. Bartholomew Kello, of an annualrent of 5 merks to be 
paid from the tenement^ of Mr. John Kello, her brother, lying on the 
south side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of James, 
Duke of Schatelleraucht, on the south and west, and the lands of 
Dominus John Pollart, chaplain of the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
situated and founded in the Parish Church of Torphiching, on the east ; 
following on gift by the said Mr. John Kello. Done on the ground of 

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the tenement, the lo of April 1560. Witnesses, Thomas Duncane, 
Domini John Pollart and Robert Townis, chaplains, Dominus Robert 
Akynheid, and Nichol Townis, notary public. 

382. Liferent Sasine, propriis manibus, in favour of Katherine Name, wife of 

Mr. John Kello, burgess of Linlithqw, son and heir of the late Mr. 
Bartholomew Kello, burgess of Linlithqw, in his tenement described in 
No. 381. Sasine given to Andrew Myln, burgess of Linlithqw, attorney 
for the said Katherine. The letters of attorney are given under the 
quarter seal, dated at Edinburgh 5 November 1560. Sasine given on the 
ground of the tenement, the 7 of November 1560. Witnesses, George 
Townis, Adam Rawill, Thomas Merschell, Dominus John Pollart, 
chaplain. 

Folios 203-4. 

383. Liferent sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of Katherine Name, as in No. 

382, in 2 acres 3 roods of land lying within the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, 
between the lands of the township of Prestoun on the south, the lands of 
James Robisoun on the north, the lands of Robert Young on the west, 
and the lands of Mr. Alexander Lewynstoun, laird of Donipace, on the 
east. Sasine given on the ground of the subjects. Attorney, date and 
witnesses as in No. 382, with Andrew Myln, son and heir apparent of the 
attorney. 

Folios 204-5. 

384 Judicial Transumpt of 4 instruments of sasine, made in presence of James 
Ka and James Hammyltoun, bailies of Linlithqw, sitting in judgement in 
the town house thereof, on petition by John Hammyltoun, procurator for 
Sir James Hammyltoun of Craufurdjohne, knight, and extracted from the 
protocol book of the late Robert Foulis, notary public, burgess and clerk 
of the said court, which was produced on demand in court by the hands 
of John Foulis, natural son of the owner thereof, Henry Foulis, burgess. 
(i.) Instrument of Sasine in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, 
knight, of the office of keeper and captain of the Palace of Linlithqw, 
with its park, lake, meadows, annualrents, and all other duties, following 
on precept of sasine under the Great Seal, directed to William 
Hammyltoun in Kincavil, sheriff-depute of Linlithqw. Sasine given at 
the principal messuage of the palace, by the delivery of earth and stone 
of the ground thereof, and by putting the said Sir James in the palace by 
shutting the door after his ^nXxj {imponendo dictum J acobum in pre dido 
palatio claudendo ostium post ipsius introitum\ on the 22 of October 1 526. 
Witnesses, Mr. Robert Lyndesay, rector of Colintoun, Patrick Cokburne 
of Newbiggin, John Crummy, Robert Hammyltoun, Bartholomew 
Cokburne, Henry Cokburne, John Smyth and Patrick Cammeroun. (2.) 
Instrument of Sasine in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, 
knight, in the lands of Houstoun, with the mains and mill of the same, 
and in the lands of Drumcorss or Wray and Kingisfeild, lying in the 
lordship of Linlithqw, following on a precept of sasine under the Great 
Seal, directed to Archibald Hammyltoun, sheriff-depute of Linlithqw. 
Sasine given to John Hammyltoun of Schottis, as attorney, in the 
dwelling of John Smyth, the principal messuage of the said lands, the 
22 of October 1526. Witnesses, John Crummy, William Hammyltoun of 
Kincavil, John Smyth, Patrick Cammeroun and James Smyth. (3.) 
Instrument of Sasine in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Fynnart, 
knight, in a tenement ^ with garden and tailrig [lying on the south side 
of the High Street of Linlithqw], between the lands of Henry Crechtoun 
on the west and the lands of James Saltoun on the east, following on 



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resignation by James Hammyltoun of Kincavill. Sasine given by James 
Robisoun, bailie, the 20 January 1 530/1. Witnesses, William Hammyl- 
toun of Pardovin, Mr. John Knollis, Robert Hammyltoun, George 
Hammyltoun, Matthew Dalmahoy, William Mure, Patrick Farlie, 
William Wethirspoune, and James Saltoun, sergeant. At the same time 
Janet Crechtoun, wife of the said James Hammyltoun of Kincavill, 
renounced her conjunct fee in the said tenement. Witnesses, Dominus 
Robert Bracanrige, Philip Quhitheid and Matthew Hammyltoun. (4.) 
Instrument of sasine in favour of the said Sir James Hammyltoun of 
Fynnart of a garden with its pertinents, following on resignation by 
James Wawane and Elizabeth Patersoun, his wife. Sasine given by 
James Robert, bailie, the 16 of March 1 531/2. Witnesses, Mr. John 
Knollis, Robert Scott, George Hammyltoun, Robert Hammyltoun, 
William Wethirspoune, Peter Newlandis, James Saltoun and John 
Baxster, sergeants, Peter Hill, William Baldirstoun and John Litstar. 
Transumpt made on the 5 of December 1560 and sealed with the privy 
seal of the burgh. Witnesses to transumpt, Peter Cornwale of Ballinhard, 
John Forrest, William Knollis, Henry Saltoun, William Hill, burgess of 
said burgh, John Hammyltoun of Grange, William Jak, James Newlandis, 
Robert Townis, John Knollis and Henry Kent, sergeants, and Thomas 
Johnesoun and Nichol Townis, notaries public, 

385. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Wreicht, son and heir cognosced 

of the late George Wreicht, in a tenement ^ of land with garden and 
tailrig lying on the south side of the High Street, between the lands of 
Gavin Duncane on th^ west and the lands of the late Mr. Bartholomew 
Kello on the east. Sasine given by James Hammyltoun, one of the 
bailies of Linlithqw, the 6 of December 1560. Witnesses, William 
Estoun, James Duncane, Archibald Cuthbartsoun, Simon Caling, John 
Brok, Richard Loverans and John Knollis, sergeants. 

386. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Mayne, served heir to his father, 

Robert Mayne, in a rig ^ of land lying on the south of the burgh of 
Linlithqw, between the lands of the late George Gray on the east and the 
lands of Archibald Bartilmo on the west. Sasine given by James 
Hammyltoun, bailie of Linlithqw. Done on the ground on the 3 of 
January 1 560/1. Witnesses, Thomas Glen, Robert Rowill, Thomas 
Duncane, Henry Kent and John Knollis. 

Folios 205-6. 

387. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Mayne, as in No. 386, in a 

tenement"^ lying on the north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, 
between the lands of John Merschell on the east, the lands of John 
Bogill on the west, and the lake on the north. Done on the ground. 
Bailie, date and witnesses as in No. 386. 

388. Liferent Sasine in favour of Marion Duncane, wife of William Mayne, in 

the rig, as in No. 386, and in the tenement, as in No. 387. Bailie, date 
and witnesses as in No. 386. 

389. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Alexander Kennite, who has been served 

heir to his father, Robert Kennite, burgess of Linlithqw, in a tenement,"^ 
garden and rig, lying on the north side of the High Street, between the 
lands of Patrick Hammyltoun on the east, the lands of the late Alexander 

1 On the site of No. 165 High Street. 

2 South of the modern No. 177 9 High Street. 

^ On the site of the middle part of No. 262-270 High Street. 
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Glen on the west, and the lands of James Ka on the north. Bailie giving 
sasine, James Hammyltoun. Done on the ground, the 27 of May 1561. 
Witnesses, John Mak, Robert Fostar, Allan Caling, James Snawdane, 
Archibald Brown, John Knollis, Henry Kent and Richard Loverans, 
sergeants. 

390. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Patrick Hammyltoun, burgess of Lin- 

lithqw, in the tenement described in No. 389, following on charter of 
resignation by Alexander Kennite. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as 
in No. 389. 

391. Receipt granted by Patrick Davisoun in Baldirstoun in favour ot Thomas 

and Robert Fawup for the sum of twenty pounds, being four years' rent 
of Lochhouse, belonging to the chaplain of the altar of St. Peter, situated 
and founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw. The said Patrick binds 
himself to pay the said sum to the chaplain of the altar when required, 
and to warrant the said Thomas and Robert Fawup and also William 
Fawup, heir of the late John Fawup of Lochhouse, from further payment 
of rent for the said lands for the said period. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
house of William Estoun, the 16 of April 1561. Witnesses, William 
Estoun, burgess, Dominus Andrew Gray, chaplain, William Small, 
George Gray, and Dominus Ninian Winzet, chaplain and notary public. 

Folio 207. 

392. Agreement whereby Patrick Davisoun in Baldirstoun, Thomas Fawup, 

burgess of Linlithqw, and Robert Fawup, his brother german, bind 
themselves to remove without warning by Martinmas next from the 
lands of Lochhouse in favour of William Fawup, son and heir of the late 
John Fawup of Lochhouse. Done on the stair of William Estoun in 
Linlithqw, the i6 of April 1561. Witnesses, Domini Andrew Gray and 
Archibald Fawup, chaplains, William Small and George Gray. 

393. Contract whereby John Red, weaver, dwelling in the Lonyng near Lin- 

lithqw, binds himself to " build the land " ^ of Patrick Hardie, son of the 
late John Hardie, burgess of Linlithqw, lying on the south side of the 
High Street between the land of Thomas Teddocht on the west and the 
land of the said Patrick Hardie on the east, and also to drive 40 loads of 
stones at his own cost. All other costs to be paid by the said Patrick 
Hardie. Done in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, at 8 in the morning 
of the 4 of June 1 561. Witnesses, James Hammyltoun, one of the bailies 
of Linlithqw, James Waucht, Thomas Goff, Robert Foster, Robert 
Young, William Johnsoun and Richard Loverans, sergeant. 

394. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Gavine Duncane, burgess of Linlithqw, 

and Elizabeth Carribber, his wife, in conjunct fee, of a rig ^ of arable 
land, lying on the south side of Linlithqw, between the lands of Robert 
Young on the east and the lands of the late Robert Pebliss on the west, 
following on charter of resignation by Robert Ramsay. James Hammyl- 
toun, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground, the 2 of July 1561. 
Witnesses, Thomas Glen, Thomas Teddocht, Robert Loure, John Glen 
and John Knollis, sergeant. 

395. Resignation by John Ramsay, burgess of Linlithqw, and Janet Robinsoun, 

his wife, of their conjunct fee in the rig of their tenement, described in 
No. 394, in favour of their natural son, Robert Ramsay. Bailie, place, 
date and witnesses as in No. 394. 

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Folios 207-8. 

396. Letter of Reversion by Gavin Duncane in favour of Robert Ramsay, both 

as in No. 394, giving him the right of redemption of the rig, described in 
No. 394, for the payment of ten pounds Scots. Done on the ground of 
the rig, the 2 of July 1561. Witnesses as in No. 394, with James 
Hammyltoun, bailie. 

397. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Mr. William Creichtoun, rector of Coddil- 

stanis, in a tenement,^ garden and rig lying on the south side of the High 
Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of John Kincaid on the east and 
the lands of Arthur Hammyltoun on the west, following on charter of 
resignation by Robert Lewyngstoun of Myddilbynnyng. Sasine given 
by Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw. Done on the ground of 
the tenement, the 21 of September 1561. Witnesses, Mr. Alexander 
Creichtoun, David Creichtoun, James Lewyngstoun, son and heir 
apparent of the said Robert, Robert Kincaid and Robert Houme. 

398. Instrument of Sasine "- in favour of Thomas Mak, son and heir apparent of 

John Mak, burgess of Linlithqw, and his promised wife Margaret 
Bertilmo, in a tenement,^ garden and rig, lying on the north side of the 
High Street, between the lands of Archibald Browne on the east, the 
lands of Alexander Caling on the north, and the lands of Patrick 
Hammyltoun on the west, following on resignation by the said John Mak 
and Janet Red, his wife, with reservation of liferent. Sasine given by 
Nichol Townis, bailifif for the master of the Hospital of St. Germanis, the 
superior of the subjects. Done on the ground, the 8 of January 1 561/2. 
Witnesses, Alexander Bertilmo of Cauldcottis, William Bertilmo, his 
son, Richard Baldirstoun, Henry Saltoun, Archibald Bertilmo, John 
Foster, and Stephan Baxster, sergeant. 

Folios 208-9. 

399. Redemption by John Forrest, bailie of Linlithqw, natural son of the late 

Henry Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, for the sum of thirty-four pounds, 
of 5 tailrigs, bonded by the said late Henry to Edward Wilsoun, burgess, 
and Christina Railtoun, his wife; namely, 4 rigs* lying contiguous on 
the south side of the lodging of the said late Henry Forrest, between the 
lands of the late John Thomsoun, elder, on the east and the lands of the 
late William Halywell on the west ; and i rig ^ lying between the lands 
of the late William Halywell on the east and the lands of the heirs of the 
late Janet Hempisfeld on the west. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of 
the said Bailie John Forrest, the 3 of April 1562. Witnesses, Charles 
Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, James Polwart of Quhoistoun, Mr. 
Alexander Lewyngstoun, dwelling for the time being in the monastery of 
Manuell,*' and James Hammyltoun, treasurer of Linlithqw. 

400. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Thomas Ramsay, keeper of the Park of 

Striviling, in the lands and mill of Estir Bangour, lying in the barony of 
Caldor and sheriffdom of Edinburgh ; with the exception of an annual- 
rent of 50 merks payable from the said lands to James Akinheid in 
Strabrock and the 10 merk lands of Bangourlaw, which are alienated to 
David Ramsay in Bangourlaw. The yearly revenue from the lands. 



1 On the site of the west part of No. 9-17 High Street. 

'■^ The last instrument in which is recorded the giving of sasine per inclustomm 
dotnorum. 

3 On the site of No. 358 High Street. 

^ South of Nos. 129-135 High Street. 

^ South of the middle of Nos. 137-143 High Street. 

^ Part of the Nunnery lands were feued by the Prioress, Jean Livingston, to Alexander 
Lord Livingston, 10 June 1545. R.M.S. III. 3308. 

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with these exceptions, amounts to 140 merks. Sasine follows on charter 
and precept of sasine by the superior, John Sandelandis of Caldor, 
directed to John Douglas in Howden and James Sandelandis. The 
charter narrates that the lands had been apprised by the said Thomas 
Ramsay from Mr. John Hendersoun of Estir Bangour for the sum of 
2800 merks with 140 merks of expenses, before David Kintor and 
Richard Trollap, sheriff-deputes of Edinburgh. Precept dated at Caldor, 
24 June 1562. Witnesses, James Leirmont of Ovircrage, James 
Coicheren of Braidschaw and Alexander Kirkwod. Sasine on the 
ground, the 24 of June 1562. Witnesses to sasine, John Chanslar, John 
Ray, James Bird, John Bird, and David Ramsay in Blakcrage. 

Folios 209-10. 

401. Copy of Decree of Linlithqw burgh court, held in the townhouse, before 

Charles Drummond, provost, and John Forrest, bailie, on the 19 of 
September 1562 (i) appointing Thomas Lewyngstoun of Hanyng and 
William Grynlaw in Reidheuch curators to William Lewyngstoun, son of 
Thomas Lewyngstoun in Abbotisgrang, till he attain the age of 21 years ; 
(2) cognoscing Robert Creichtoun, son of the late Patrick Creichtoun in 
the Abbotisgrange, as heir to his father in a tenement ^ of land lying on 
the north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of the 
late Henry Foulis on the west and the lands of John Skowgall on the 
east, and the lake on the north. 

402. Resignation ad rematientiam in favour of Robert Creichton by William 

Levyngstoun, both as in No. 401, with consent of his curators and of his 
father, of the tenement described in No. 401. Done in the burgh court, 
the 19 of September 1562. Witnesses, Andrew Quhithill alias Lowsone, 
Archibald Cuthbartsoun, James Hammyltoun of Sandehill, Thomas 
Jame, William Bryss, William Patersoun, Robert Johnsoun and John 
Knollis, sergeant. 

403. Judicial Cautionry for William Levyngstoun, as in No. 401, by his brother 

german, David Lewyngstoun, son of Thomas Levyngstoun in Abbotis- 
grange, in the above resignation. Date, place, and witnesses as in 
No. 402. 

404. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Creichtoun, son and heir of the 

late Patrick Creichtoun, in the tenement described in No. 401. Sasine 
given by Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw. Done on the 
ground, 19 September 1562. Witnesses, Thomas Lewyngstoun in 
Abbotisgrange, William Grynlaw in Reidheuch, John Forrest, bailie of 
Linhthqw, Mr. Alexander Levyngstoun, Archibald Wilsoun, Robert Ross, 
Thomas Wernok, Robert Bryss, Nichol Fresale and John Knollis, 
sergeant. 

Folios 210-11. 

405. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Forrest, bailie, of the tenement 

described in No. 401, following on charter of resignation by Robert 
Creichtoun. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 404 (except Bailie 
John Forrest). 

406. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Archibald Wilsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 

of the tenement described in No. 401, following on charter of resignation 
by John Forrest, bailie. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 405 
(except Archibald Wilsoun.) 

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407. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Nichol Thownis, burgess of Linlithqw, of 
an annualrent of 10 merks to be levied from the tenement ^ of John 
Newlandis, son and heir of the late Peter Newlandis, burgess of 
Linlithqw, lying on the north side of the High Street, between the land 
of Alexander Craufurd, heir of the late Marion Craufurd, and the garden 
of Ninian, Lord Ross and Mailvile, called Lambertis Yard on the west, 
the tenements and gardens of James Ka, burgess, and of the said John 
Newlandis on the east, and the Queen's Peel on the north ; following on 
charter of resignation by the said John Newlandis. Sasine given by 
John Forrest, bailie. Done on the ground, the 13 of October 1562. 
Witnesses, William Patersoun in Kinglass and Henry Kent, sergeant. 

Folios 211-12. 

408.^ Instrument of Sasine in favour of Andrew Myln, burgess of Linlithqw, in 
a tenement^ of land lying on the north side of the High Street, between 
the tenement of the late Dominus Andrew Flemyng on the west and the 
land of the late Stephen Wauss on the east, and the lake on the north ; 
also in an annualrent of 13 shilhngs and 4 pence Scots, to pe levied from 
the said tenement ; and also in an annualrent of 10 shillings to be levied 
from the tenement^ of the late Dominus Andrew Flemyng, chaplain, 
lying between the above tenement of Williani Craufurd on the east and 
the tenement of Dominus Thomas Kent on the west ; all following on 
resignation by James Robisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, on procuratory 
granted by William Craufurd, formerly bailie of the regality of Broych- 
toun, and dated at Edinburgh, 27 October 1562. Sasine given on the 
ground, the 3 of November 1562. Witnesses, James Wethirspoune, 
provost of the burgh, James Ka and James Hammyltoun of Sandehill, 
bailies of the burgh, Robert Wethirspoune, rector of Kincardin, Mr. John 
Kello, Walter Hammyltoun, burgess, John Falconar, sergeant, Thomas 
Johnsoun and Henry Gardinar, writers and notaries public. 

409. Record of evidence on oath led before John Forrest, one of the bailies of 

Linlithqw, and the notary, by William Lewyngstoun in Polmont, William 
Merschell in Cokishill, James Grintoun in Bowhouss, John Glen in 
Morwynsyd, William Ade in Quhitrige, William Robart in Quhitsyde, 
William Neilsoun in Wallacerig, Patrick Houstoun in Morwynsyd, Agnes 
Smyth, and Katherine Glen, to the effect that William Glen, son of the 
late John Glen, who was heir apparent of the late Patrick Glen his 
brother, was born on the 31 of July, on the Eve of St. Peter, called the 
Chains, in the year 1541. Done in the fore chamber of the said bailie, 
the 12 of December 1562. Witnesses, George Merschell, John Thomsoun, 
baker, and Alexander Cuchtill, burgess of Linlithqw. 

Folios 212-3. 

410. Protest by William Leislie, procurator for James Hammyltoun, son and 

heir of Sir James Hammyltoun of Crawfurdjohne, narrating that the said 
William along with the notary and witnesses had appeared before Patrick 
Crummye in Carreddin and requested delivery of a letter of redemption 
and reversion of the lands of Weltoun, lying in the barony of Carreddin 
and in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, in terms of an assignation made to 
the said James Hammyltoun by his father, and intimated to the said 
Patrick Crummye ; but the latter refused delivery. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the lodging* of Robert Lewyngstoun of Braidlaw, the 2 of February 
1562/3. Witnesses, Robert Lewyngstoun of Braidlaw, Alexander Boge, 
servitor of the King, and James Hunter. 

1 On the site of Nos. 62 to 64 High Street. 

- This is the first deed in which the notary dropped the use of the Papal Indiction in 
his date. 

^ On the site of Nos. 134-8 High Street. 

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411. Premonition made by Patrick Crummye in Carridin to Alexander Roust, 

burgess of Linlithqw, requiring him to appear in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw, on the 29 of May following, to receive payment of 100 merks 
in redemption of 6 acres of the lands of Bonitoun, in the sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw. Done at the Market Cross of Linlithqw, the 5 of February 
1562/3. Witnesses, Henry Auld and Allan Archbald. 

412. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Mr. Alexander Creichtoun, vicar of 

Innerweik, in a tenement ^ lying on the south side of the High Street of 
Linlithqw, between the lands of John Kincaid on the east and the lands 
of Arthur Hammyltoun on the west, following on resignation by Mr. 
William Creichtoun, rector of Coddilstanes, contained in a procuratory 
by him in favour of Robert Kincaid. Sasine given by James Wethir- 
spoune, provost of the burgh. Done on the ground, the i of March 
1562/3. Witnesses, Robert Wethirspoune, rector of Kincardin O Nele, 
and Gilbert Makkenlaw. 

Folios 213-4. 

413. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Ferrcar, burgess of Linlithqw, and 

Euphemia Glen, his wife, in a tenement ^ lying on the north side of the 
High Street, between the lands of John Newlandis on the east, the lands 
of Thomas Gudlad on the west, and the lands called Lambert's yard, 
belonging formerly to Ninian, Lord Ross and Mailvile, and now to 
Margaret Knollis, on the north ; following on charter of resignation by 
Alexander Craufurd, heir of the late Marion Cr.aufurd, daughter and 
heiress of the late Richard Craufurd, under reservation of liferent to John 
Thomsoun, younger. Sasine given by James Ka, one of the bailies of 
Linlithqw, on the ground of the tenement, the 5 of March 1562/3. 
Witnesses, Alexander Roust, John Duncane, James Hendre alias 
Wobster, John Cuk, weaver, Richard Balderstoun and Martin Glen. 

414. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Richard Broune of Kynnele and Margaret 

Lewyngstoun, his wife, in a tenement ^ and garden lying on the north side 
of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of Robert Fostar on 
the east, the lake on the north, and the lands of Robert Redding on the 
west, following on resignation by Archibald Wilsoun, burgess of Linlithqw. 
Sasine given by John Forrest, bailie, on the ground of the tenement, the 
26 of March 1563. Witnesses, Martin Glen, Archibald Fawup, Mr. 
Alexander Lewyngstoun in Manuel, John Scott and William Scott in 
Bawdorem-Stewart, Andrew Bowok in Kilsyth, and Henry Kent, 
sergeant. 

415. Premonition made by William Leislie, as procurator for Sir James Hammyl- 

toun of Craufurdjohne, to William Graham of Beircroftis, brother of John, 
Earl of Menteith, and Helen Kincaid, his wife, requiring them to appear 
in the Parish Church of Edinburgh, on the 29 of May following, to receive 
payment of 900 merks in redemption of an annualrent of 90 merks on his 
lands of Mannerstoun, lying in the barony of Abircorne and sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw. Done at Beircroftis, the 3 of April 1563. Witnesses, 
Andrew Wilsoun, James Branye, Andrew Ross alias Saule, James Burne 
alias Brand. 

416. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Brokkas, as heir to his father 

the late James Brokkas, burgess of Linlithqw, in two tenements,^ lying 
contiguous, with gardens and rigs, on the north side of the High Street, 
between the lands of David Thomsoun on the east, the lands of Alexander 

^ On the site of the west part of Nos. 9-17 High Street. 

2 Described in No. 317. 

3 On the site of Nos. 276-8 High Street. 
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Caling on the west, and the lands of the late William Wilsoun and 
James Ka on the north. Sasine given by James Ka, bailie, on the 
ground of the subjects, the 14 of April 1563. Witnesses, Richard 
Loverans, messenger, James Duncane, William Robisoun, Robert 
Hammyltoun, James Fostar, John Cuthbart, David Powok and Henry 
Kent, sergeants. 

Folios 214-5. 

417. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Patrick Hammyltoun, burgess of 

Linlithqvv, of the two tenements described in No. 416 ; following on 
resignation of William Brokkas. Bailie giving sasine, place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 416. 

418. Premonition made by William Foulis, burgess of Edinburgh, to Archibald 

Jame, son and heir of the late Robert Jame and of Elizabeth Ross, also 
to Alexander Ka, burgess of Linlithqvv, now her husband, for her interest, 
and to Robert Ross, a curator of the said Archibald, requiring them to 
appear in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the 29 of May next follow- 
ing, to receive payment of £2.2 : 5s. Scots in redemption of an acre of 
land, lying in the territory of Bonitoun and in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw. 
Done in the dwelling-houses of the said Alexander Ka and Robert Ross, 

the 15 of April 1563. Witnesses, Mr. John Foulis, rector of , John 

Polward, David Newlandis, John Newlandis and Robert Akinheid. 

419. Obligation by John Ferrear, burgess of Linlithqw, to pay to John 

Thomsoun, younger, burgess of Linlithqw, by the Feast of St. Michael 
the Archangel, the sum of 20 merks, being the balance of the whole sum 
of 50 merks for which the said John Thomsoun sold to the said John 
Ferrear his liferent in the tenement described in No. 413. Done on the 
ground of the tenement, the 22 of April 1563. Witnesses, James Ka, 
one of the bailies of the burgh, Richard Baldirstoun, John Newlandis and 
Martin Glen. 

Folios 215-6. 

420. Renunciation by James Thomsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, of his liferent in 

the tenement described in No. 413, in favour of John Glen, burgess, and 
Euphemia Glen, his wife. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 419. 

421. Notarial Transumpt in favour of Alexander Craufurd, heir of the late 

Marion Craufurd, daughter of the late Richard Craufurd, uncle of the 
said Alexander, of sasines of tenements and annualrents in Linlithqw, 
drawn up under the signum and signature of the late Henry Foulis, 
town-clerk of Linlithqw and notary public, (i) Sasine in favour of the 
said Alexander of the tenement described in No. 413 ; (2) Sasine in two 
tenements ^ with rigs, lying on the south side of the High Street, between 
the lands of Thomas Thomsoun on the east and the lands of the late 
William Baldirstoun on the west ; (3) in an annualrent of 12 shillings on 
the tenement'^ of William Joffra, lying on the south side of the High 
Street, between the lands of the late George Gray on the east and the 
lands of Archibald Bertilmo on the west ; all with reservation of liferent 
to John Thomsoun, husband of the late Marion Craufurd. Charles 
Drummond, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground of the tenements, 
the 16 of February 1558/9. Witnesses to sasine, Janjes Ka and Wilh'am 
Knollis, bailies of Linlithqw, Peter Cornwell of Ballinhard, Nichol 
Cornwell, his son and heir apparent, John Jak, John Duncane, James 
Wobster, William Bryss, John Peris, Simon Caling, Patrick Hammyl- 

1 On the site of the west part of Nos. 137-143 High Street. 

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toun, William Borthik, Dominus William Cornwele, chaplain, John 
Knollis and Richard Loverance, sergeants. 

Transumpt dated at Linlithqw, in the house of Alexander Roust, the 
1 5 of May 1 563. Witnesses to transumpt, Alexander Roust, John Knollis, 
son of the late Patrick Knollis, burgess of said burgh, and John Wyr. 

422. Receipt granted by Archibald Jame, son of the late Robert Jame, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of William Foulis, burgess of Edinburgh, 
for the sum of twenty-two pounds Scots paid to him by the said William 
in redemption of an acre of land, lying in the south part of the territory 
of Bonitoun, and called Bonitounsyd, and in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw. 
Done in the church of Linlithqw, the 29 of May 1563. Witnesses, 
Alexander Ka, Patrick Gyb, burgess, Patrick Keir in Bonitoun, Archibald 
Fawup and John Newlandis. 

Folios 216-7. 

423. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Alexander Lewyngstoun, son and heir 

apparent of John Lewyngstoun of Castelcary, in one fifth part of the 
lands of Bormy, Litil Parklie and Bonsyd, all lying in the barony of 
Bormy and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Sasine given propriis ma?tibus by 
the father. Done on the said lands smgillaiim the 8 of June 1563. 
Witnesses, Edward Wilsoun and David Powok, burgesses of Linlithqw, 
John Gyb, George Browne, Archibald Fawup and John Wilsoun. 

424. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Archibald Wilsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 

and of Agnes Wilsoun, daughter of the said Archibald and of the late 
Marion Broune, in a tenement and garden called Birdis land,^ lying on 
the north side of the High Street, between the lands of the late John 
Thomsoun, elder, on the east, the lake on the north, and the late 
Arnulphus James on the west, following on charter of resignation by 
William Thomsoun, son and heir of the late John Thomson, elder, and 
of the late Marion Broune. Done on the ground of the tenement, the 10 
of June 1563. Witnesses, Thomas Glen, Michael Smyth, Robert Lowrie, 
John Scott, burgess, and John Falconar, sergeant. 

Folios 217-8. 

425. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Elizabeth Carncroce, daughter of the 

late William Carncroce of Colmeslie, in an annualrent of 50 merks on the 
lands of Redhauch, lying in the barony of Kerss and sheriffdom of 
Striviling, following on precept of sasine by her brother, Rrbert Carncroce 
of Colmislie, and Barbara Home, his wife, directed to William Grinlaw, 
elder, and dated at Edinburgh, 19 of June 1563. Witnesses, William 
Hoppringill in Housbe, Charles Carncroce in Colmeslie, James Hopprin- 
gill, Nichol Carncroce, and William Patersoun, notary public. Sasine 
given on the ground to William Grinlaw, younger, attorney for the said 
Elizabeth, the 25 of June 1563. Witnesses, James Mongall, Robert 
Bertilmo, David Alexander, Thomas Grynlaw and William Jak. 

426. Liferent Sasine in favour of Elizabeth Stoddart, promised wife of Nichol 

Thownis, burgess of Linlithqw, in his tenement and garden, lying on 
the north side of the High Street, between the lands of John Ferrear and 
the ground called Lambertis Yard, belonging formerly to Ninian, Lord 
Ross, and now to Margaret Knollis, on the west, the King's Peel on the 
north, and the lands of James Ka and of John Newlandis on the east. 
Sasine given by James Wethirspune, provost of Linlithqw, on the ground 
of the tenement, the 23 of July 1 563. Witnesses, Philip Quhitheid, Peter 
Cornwale, George Quhitheid, John Wethirspune, Alexander Suerd, 
Gavin Hammyltoun, William Hammyltoun, Mr. Alexander Coll, notary 
public, and David Powok, sergeant. 

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427. Instrument 01 Sasine in favour of Allan Hammyltoun, natural son of Patrick 

Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, in the two tenements described in 
No. 416, following on resignation by his father. Sasine given on the 
ground by James Ka, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, the 28 of July 1563. 
Witnesses, Allan Caling, George Robisoun, baker, Ninian Skougall, 
Archibald Fawup, Robert Touris, Henry Kent and John Falconar, 
sergeants. 

Folios 218-9. 

428. Execution of Ejection of Andrew Johnstoun, occupier of the house and 

biggings on the lands of Litil Saltcottis, lying in the regality of Holyrood 
and barony of Broychtoun, and in the sheriffdom of Striveling, following 
on decree by John Logane, bailie of the barony, at the instance of 
Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow of Robert Wethirspoune of Brighous, 
liferentrix of the said lands. Ejection made by Francis Johnstoun, officer 
and sergeant of the said regality, the 6 of August 1563. Witnesses 
William Fergus and Patrick Gib, burgesses of Linlithqw, Andrew Gyb 
James Johnstoun, Robert Neilsoun, John Tempiltoun, John Allane, Adam 
Wat, William Alexander and Alexander Johnstoun. 

429. Donation by Archibald Bartilmo in Grugfutt of his present year's crop 

and cattle on the lands of Grugfutt, to his children Archibald, Robert, 
Philip, William, Thomas, Elizabeth and Christina, and the resignation of 
the same in the hands of John Red in Lonyng, for equal division among 
them. Done on the steps of the notary's house, the 13 of August 1563. 
Witnesses, John Thomsoun, elder, burgess of Linlithqw, Patrick Neilsoun 
and Archibald Fawup. 

Folios 219-20. 

430. Resignation by Elizabeth Douglass, wife of Alexander Lewyngstoun ot 

West Quarter, son and heir of Henry Levyngstoun of Falkirk, of her 
liferent in certain lands tenanted by William Jak, Robert Lescheman, 
James Dave, Ninian Atkin, Robert Wawane, John Nelesoun, Henry 
Brisoun, Alexander Wyss, Andrew Bathok, John Lewyngstoun, Isabella 
Lewyngstoun and William Mureheid, lying in and around Falkirk, in the 
regality of Broychtoun, barony of Kerss and sheriffdom of Striveling, in 
favour of the said Henry for his lifetime. The instrument relates that 
when the said Henry infefted his son, and that when his son infefted the 
said Elizabeth in the lands, it had been intended to reserve the liferent to 
the said Henry. Done at Linlithqw, on the fore-stair of the house of 
said Alexander Levyngstoun, the i of September 1563. Witnesses, 
Charles Drummond, burgess of Linlithqw, John Knollis, son of the late 
Patrick Knollis, burgess of said burgh, and John Newlandis. 

431. Premonition by John Mour, procurator for John Bos well, son and heir of the 

late David Boswell of Auchinlek, given to Agnes Hammyltoun, Lady of 
Dalmahoy, natural daughter of the late Sir James Ham myltoun of Fynnard, 
to appear in the Parish Church of Edinburgh, at the spot where the altar 
of St. James formerly stood, on the 10 of November following, to receive 
payment of 100 pounds Scots, in redemption of an annualrent of 8 bolls of 
oatmeal and 4 bolls of barley on the lands of Eistir Lochgallye, lying in 
the sheriffdom of Fyffe. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Sir James 
Hammyltoun of Craufurdjohne, the 29 of September 1563. Witnesses, 
Robert Hammyltoun or Blaiss and Andrew Ross or Saule. 

432. Discharge and Exoneration by Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow of Robert 

Wethirspoun of Brighous, and liferentrix of Litil Saltcottis, and by James 
Wethirspoun, son and heir of the late Robert, in favour of Gilbert Ra in 
Insche, in the parish of Buithkennar, and of David Ra, his son, of all 
tacks of the lands of Litil Saltcottis, lying in the regality of Broychtoun, 



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barony of Kerss and sherififdom of Striveling. Done at Insche, in the 
house of Gilbert Ra, the 12 of October 1563. Witnesses, Robert 
Wethirspoun, rector of Kincardin o Nele, brother german of the said 
James, John Johnsoun in Midillsaltcottis and Malcolm Ra. 

433. Resignation by Gilbert Ra and his son David in favour of Elizabeth 

Hammyltoun and James Wethirspoun of their tack of the lands of Litil 
Saltcottis. Place, date and witnesses all as in No. 432. 

Folios 220-1. 

434. Resignation by Elizabeth Douglass, widow of Alexander Lewyngstoun of 

West Quarter, late son and heir of Henry Lewyngstoun of Falkirk, 
in favour of her father-in-law during his lifetime, of her liferent in the 
lands described in No. 430. Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of the 
notary, the 3 1 of October 1 563. Witnesses, John Craufurd of Gartmyllane 
and Archibald Fawup. 

435. Resignation by Robert Bruss, son of David Bruss of Kynnard, in favour of 

his father, of an annualrent of ^20 Scots payable from 4 oxgangs of 
arable land, occupied by Katharine Lewyngstoun and James Mour, her 
son, and lying on the north part of the Grange of Bothkennar, in the 
sheriffdom of Striveling. Done on the ground, the 4 of November 1563. 
Witnesses, Edward Bruss, younger of Kynnard, John Symsoun, Patrick 
Red, David Bruss, son of the said David Bruss of Kynnard, Robert Bruss 
and John Hammyltoun of Mauchlenbole. 

436. Resignation by Robert Bruce, son of David Bruss of Kynnard, in favour 

of his father, of an annualrent of 6 merks Scots payable from the lands of 
Durisaile, lying in the barony of Plane and sheriffdom of Striveling. 
Place, date and witnesses as in No. 435. 

Folios 221-2. 

437. Instrument of ^^.sm^, propriis manibus^ in favour of Robert Bruss, son of 

David Bruss of Kynnard, and Janet Hammyltoun, his promised spouse, 
of the annualrent of ^20, described in No. 435, under reservation of life- 
rent to the father. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 435. 

438. Obligation by Robert Bruss and Janet Hammyltoun to make and deliver 

on demand to David Bruss of Kinnard and his heirs letters of reversion 
for redemption of the annualrent of ^20 for 300 merks Scots : with 
place, date and witnesses all as in No. 437. 

439. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Caling, whom failing, to Allan 

Caling, his brother, of 2 roods of land ^ lying on the north side, between 
the lands of John Mak on the south, the lands of James Ka on the north, 
the lands of the late Patrick Hammyltoun on the west and the lands of the 
late William Wilsoun on the east, following on charter of resignation by 
Alexander Caling, burgess of Linlinthqw, father of the said James, with 
reservation of his liferent. Sasine given by Nicol Thownis, bailiff for the 
Master of the Hospital of St. German. Done on the ground, the 25 of 
January 1 563/4. Witnesses, Alexander Ka, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, 
Robert Bogill, Archibald Jame, William Robisoun, Henry Duncane, and 
Stephen Baxster, sergeant of St. German. 

Folios 222-3. 

440. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Robert, son of the late Thomas 
Robert, burgess of Linlithqw, of the tenement,^ garden and tailrig, lying 

^ On the north of the tenement now No. 35S High Street. 
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on the south side of the High Street, between the lands of George Boge 
on the east, the lands of John Teddocht on the west, and the Plum on 
the south, following on charter of resignation by John Cuthbert, burgess 
of Linlithqvv, and Helen Robert, his spouse, with reservation of their 
liferent. Sasine given by Nicol Thownis, bailiff for the Master of the 
Hospital of St. German. Done on the ground, the i of February 1563/4. 
Witnesses, William KnoUis, one of the bailies of Linlithqvv, John Ingliss 
in Parklie, John Ingliss, burgess of Linlithqw, Thomas Teddocht, John 
Teddocht, Henry Kent, John Falconar, John Robart, brother of the said 
James, and Stephen Baxster, sergeant of the Hospital. 

441. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Joanna Flemyng, wife of John Sande- 

landis, laird of Calder, in liferent, and of James Sandelandis, their son, in 
fee, of the lands of Nathir Murestoun, tenanted by Thomas Badderstoun, 
and in half the lands of Nathir Williamstoun, tenanted by James Aikman 
and John Gibsoun, lying in the barony of Calder and sheriffdom of 
Edinburgh, following on feu-charter by the said John Sandelandis. 
Precept of sasine directed to Gilbert Broune, son and heir apparent of 
Richard Broune of Estir Harttre, and dated at Calder, the 26 of March 
1564. Witnesses to precept, James Johnsoun and Dominus Thomas 
Johnsoun. Sasine given on the ground of the subjects singillatim to 
Adam Murray, attorney for the said Joanna and her son, the 25 of June 
1 564. Witnesses, James Johnsoun, servant of the said John Sandelandis, 
and David Donaldsoun, dwelling in Linlithqw. 

442. Instrument of Sasine, more burgi, in favour of Katherine Scott, daughter 

and one of the heirs of the late Andrew Scott in Wodcokdale, burgess of 
Linlithqw, in a fourth part of the late Andrew Scott's tenement,^ lying on 
the south side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of 
Allan Jame on the east and the lands of George Boge on the west, and" 
the Plum on the south. Sasine given by William Knollis, bailie of 
Linlithqw, on the ground, the 5 of July 1564. Witnesses, William 
Robisoun, walker, Thomas Teddocht, John Teddocht, John Sym alias 
Davisoun, Alexander Haw, Allan Caling, John Knollis and John 
Falconar, sergeants. 

Polios 223-4. 

443. Instrument of Sasine, more burgi^ in favour of Helen Scott, as daughter 

and one of the heirs of the late Andrew Scott, in a fourth part of the 
tenement described in No. 442. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as 
in No. 442. 

444. Instrument of Sasine, more burgi, in favour of Marion Scott, as daughter 

and one of the heirs of the late Andrew Scott, in a fourth part of the 
tenement described in No. 442. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as in 
No. 442. 

445. Instrument of Sasine, more burgi^ in favour of Janet Scott, as daughter 

and one of the heirs of the late Andrew Scott, in a fourth part of the 
tenement described in No. 442. Bailie, place, date and witnesses as in 
No. 442. 

446. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Allan Jame in Wodcockdale and 

Katherine Scott, his wife, in conjunct fee in a fourth part of the tenement 
described in No. 442, following on resignation by Helen Scott, as in No. 
443. Bailie, etc. as in No. 442. 

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447. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Marion Scott, as in No. 444, in a fourth 

part of the tenement described in No. 442, following on resignation by 
Janet Scott, as in No. 445, with consent of her husband, Arthur Bruss. 
Bailie, etc. as in No. 442. 

Folio 225. 

448. Letters of Attorney granted by Elizabeth Foulis, heir of the late Henry 

Foulis, burgess of Linlithqw, and now wife of John Grintoun of Nuk, in 
favour of John Knollis of Mawdestoun, authorising him to warn William 
Foulis, burgess of Edinburgh, to compear in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw, on the 10 of November following thereafter, to receive certain 
sums of money in redemption of i^ acres of land, lying at the east end of 
the burgh, between the lands of Alexander Craufurd on the east, the 
lands of William Hammyltoun of Pardovan on the west, the lake on the 
north, and the road to Blakness on the south. Done in the notary's 
chamber, the 5 of August 1564. Witnesses, Henry Saltoun, William 
Hill, burgess of Linlithqw, John Knollis, one of the burgh sergeants, and 
Archibald Fawup. 

449. Resignation in the hands of John Forrest, bailie, for sasine in the subjects 

to be given to William Davisoun, heir of the late Dominus William 
Davisoun, chaplain of the altar of Holy Trinity, founded and situated in 
the Parish Church of Linlithqw by Grisel Fostar, widow of the said 
Dominus William, with consent of the said bailie, of her liferent in a 
tenement^ lying on the south side of the High Street, between the lands 
of Robert Reule on the east, the lands of John Estoun, younger, on the 
west, and the tailrig of James Hammyltoun on the south ; also of her 
liferent in a barn, yard and 2 rigs,^ lying contiguous, between the lands 
of Edward Wilsoun on the east, the lands of the said James Hammyltoun 
on the west, the lands of James Ka of Ribbannis Greyne on the south, 
and the tenements of Robert Reule and of Marion Hendry on the north. 
Done on the ground, the 8 of September 1564. Witnesses, James 
Robisoun, Patrick Lowry, Patrick Glen, John Skowgall, George Glen, 
William Gentilman, Martin Glen, George Denny, Patrick Galbraytht, 
John Johnsoun, Allan Martin, burgess, George Young, John Hammyl- 
toun of Mauchleynhole, John Knollis of Mawdestoun, Robert Townis, 
John Knollis and John Falconar, sergeants. 

450. Instrument of Sasine in favour of William Davisoun, as in No. 449, in the 

subjects described therein. John Forrest, bailie giving sasine. Done on 
the ground, the 8 of September 1564. Witnesses, James Robisoun, 
Patrick Lowry, Patrick Glen, John Skowgall, George Glen, John Knollis 
and John Falconar, sergeants. 

Folios 225-6. 

451. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Patrick Glen, burgess of Linlithqw, and 

Agnes Young, his wife, in an annualrent of £12 Scots to be levied from 
the subjects described in No. 449, on resignation by William Davisoun 
as designated therein. Bailie, place, date and witnesses (except Patrick 
Glen) as in No. 449. 

452. Premonition by William Foulis, burgess of Edinburgh, given to Archibald 

Jame, son and heir of the late Robert Jame, burgess, and also to Robert 
Ross and to Thomas Jame in Philipstoun, two of his curators, to compear 
in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, at the site of the altar of St. Michael 
the Archangel, on the 10 of November next following, and there to 
receive the sum of ^28 Scots in redemption of his 5 roods in Bonitoun. 
Done in the barn-yard of Alexander Ka, at the dwelling-house'of the said 

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Robert Ross, and in the barn-yard of the said Thomas Jame, the 26 of 
September 1564. Witnesses, Patrick Keir in Bonitoun, Alexander 
Byris, Robert Wardrop, John Ross, son of James Ross, weaver, Andrew 
Gibbisoun, brother of John Gibbisoun, burgess, Stephen Fyndelay, 
Archibald Gogar, and Archibald Jame, brother of the said Thomas 
Jame. 

Folios 226-7. 

453. Premonition by Adam Mour of Kittymour given to Matthew Hammyltoun 

of Alillburne, Agnes Lewyngstoun, his wife, and Henry Hammyltoun, 
their son, to compear in the Parish Church of Hammyltoun, on the lo of 
November next following, to receive certain sums of money in redemption 
of the lands of Kittymour, lying in the barony of Stanehous and 
sheriffdom of Lanark. Done at the outer door of the dwelling-house ^ of 
the said Matthew Hammyltoun in Linlithqw, after knocking three times 
thereat, as entry could not be obtained, on the 27 of September 1564. 
Witnesses, Adam Mour, son and heir apparent of the said Adam, and 
Robert Hammyltoun alias Blaiss. 

454. Assignation'^ by John Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of Walter 

Polwart of Cauldlaw,^ of Grissel Fostar's liferent in the subjects described 
in No. 449, disponed by her to the said John. The assignation was 
made in consideration of an instant payment of ^45 Scots in complete 
payment of a larger sum paid by the said Walter and by Charles 
Drummond in his name. Done in the notary's chamber the 29 of 
November 1564. Witnesses, John KnoUis of Mawdestoun, James 
Polwart of Quhoistoun,"* and Henry Saltoun, burgess. 

455. Consent of Helen Cornwell, wife of John Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, to 

her husband's granting an annualrent of 6 bolls of beir to be paid from 
his 6 acres of land which he holds in feu from the burgh of Linlithqw, and 
in which she is conjunct fear, to Agnes Crawfurd, wife of David Bruss of 
Kinnard. The 6 acres are bounded by the lands of Alexander Roust, 
mason, now of Andrew Myln, on the east, the lands of the late Henry 
Foulis on the west, the road to Blaknes on the north and the road to 
Bogsyd and Kingisfeld on the south. Robert Bruss in Sandehill, 
procurator for the said Agnes, asked instruments. Done in the house of 
the said John Forrest, the 3 of December 1564. Witnesses, Nicol 
Fressale and Alexander Cuithtill, burgesses. 

456. Instrument of Sas'me, proprzYs ma»idus, in favour of Agnes Crawfurd in the 

annualrent of 6 bolls of beir, following on charter by John Forrest ; all 
as described in No. 455. Done on the ground the 4 of December 1564. 
Witnesses, Nicol Fresale, Robert Bruss in Sandehill, John Knollis and 
John Falconar, sergeants. 

457. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, of a 

half tenement, formerly belonging to Allan Johnstone, son and heir of 
the late John Johnstone, and lying on the north side of the High Street 
between the tenement of the late Dominus Henry Logane, chaplain, now 
of William Caling, on the west, and the tenement of the late James 
Robisone, now of William Hammyltoun of Pardovan on the east, 
following on charter of resignation by Robert Hammyltoun of Inglis- 
mauchane. William Knollis, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground 
the 5 of December 1564. Witnesses, John Gibbisoun, younger, Patrick 
Auld, Henry Saltoun, James Hendre ah'as Wobster, burgesses of 
Linlithqw, Robert Townis, Arthur Browne, servant to the said Robert 
Hammyltoun, and John Knollis, sergeant. 

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Folio 228. 

458. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of James Dik in 

Bankheid in an annualrent of 4 merks 10 shillings to be paid from an 
eighth part of an eighth part of the ^lo lands of Morvvinsyd, commonly 
called Wodsyd, lying in the barony of Melvile by annexation, and in the 
sheriffdom of Striviling, following on charter by Patrick Houstoun, feuar 
of Wodsyd, with consent of Elizabeth Mathe, his wife. Done on the 
ground, the 7 of December 1564. Witnesses, Allan Wauch of Hill of 
Morwinsyd, James Talyour, creillman, and William Houstoun, son of the 
said Patrick. 

459. Assignation by David Bruss of Kinnaird to his children David, Euphemia 

and Christina Bruss, of equal shares in a bond of 300 merks by Katherine 
Lewyngstoun and her son James Mour over their 4 oxgangs of land 
lying on the north part of the Grange of Burgkennar, in the sheriffdom of 
Striviling, occupied by them ; with reservation of his liferent. Done at 
Linlithqw in the close of the late James Hammyltoun of Sandehill, the 
12 of January 1564/5. Witnesses, Robert Bruss, son of the said David, 
Archibald Fawupe and David Robisoun, " chaggar " [broom-cutter]. 

460. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Nicol Townis, burgess of Linlithqw, in 

annualrent of 10 shillings payable from the tenement described in No. 
426, following on resignation by John Newlandis, who had been cognosced 
heir to the late Cristina Newlandis, sister of the late Patrick Newlandis, 
his father, and who had been infefted in the said annualrent on the date 
of the instrument. Alexander Ka, bailie giving sasine. Done on the 
ground, the 20 of February 1564/5. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, 
provost of Linlithqw, William Knollis, bailie, Robert Hammyltoun in 
Grange, Henry Saltoun, John Corn wale, Andrew Ferrear, servant of the 
Queen, Robert Townis, Henry Auld, John Knollis and Henry Kent, 
sergeants. 

Folios 228-9. 

461. Liferent Sasine in favour of Elizabeth Johnsoun, wife of James Was, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in his tenement ^ lying on the north side of the High 
Street, between the lands of the late James Robisoun on the north and 
east and the lands of Andrew Myln on the west, following on resignation 
of her husband. John Forrest, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground, 
the 16 of March 1564/5. Witnesses, Michael Smyth, dyer, David Powok, 
George Robisoun, baker, and John Knollis, sergeant. 

462. Instrument of Sasine, pro/>riis nianibus, in favour of James Dik in Bank- 

heid of an annualrent of ^6 : 6 : 8 to be paid from three-eighths of a 
seventh of an eighth part of the £\o lands of old extent of Morwinside, 
called Wodside, lying in the barony of Melvile and in the sheriffdom of 
Striviling, following on charter by Patrick Talyour, son of the late James 
Talyour in Wodside, with consent of Katherine Glen, his mother, as 
liferentrix. Done on the ground, the 27 of March 1565. Witnesses, 
Patrick Houstoun of Wodsyd, John Hucheon in Manuell, Robert Talyour, 
son of the late James Talyour in Wodsyd, and Dominus Robert Townis, 
chaplain. 

463. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Joanna Flemyng, wife of John Sande- 

landis, in .iferent, and of their son James Sandelandis in fee, in the lands 
of Estir and Westir Corswodis, lying in the barony of Calder and sherif- 
dom of Edinburgh, following on precept of sasine by the said John 
Sandelandis directed to Adam Murray, and dated at Linlithqw, the 5 
of April 1565. Witnesses to precept, Patrick Murray, son of Patrick 

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Murray of Philiphauch, William Estoun, burgess of Linlithqw, Adam 
Murray, servant of the said John Sandelandis, and Thomas Johnsoun, 
notary public. Sasine was given to the said Patrick Murray, younger, 
as attorney for the lady Joanna and her son, acting on letters of attorney, 
issued under the Quarter Seal. Done on the grounds, the 18 of April 
1565. Witnesses, Patrick Weiss in Estir Corswode, Thomas Alisoun, 
son and heir apparent of Robert Alisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, and 
Martin Young, son of John Young in Lochhurd. 

Folios 229-30. 

464. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Lewynstoun, daily and familiar 

servant {cotidianus et familiaris servitor^ of the Queen and one of her 
masters of horse, in the Mains of Abercorn, with the ruined house stand- 
ing thereon, orchards, gardens, coals and coalheuchs, formerly set in 
tack to the late Matthew Hammyltoun of Mylburne for 80 merks rental ; 
and also in the lands of Morton and Mill of Abercorn, all lying in the 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on precept of sasine, under the Great 
Seal, directed to the sheriff and bailies of Linlithqw, and dated at 
Halirudhous, the 26 of March 1565. Sasine given by James Hammyl- 
toun of Bormy, sheriff-depute, on the grounds, the 21 of April 1565. 
Witnesses, Charles Drunmiond, provost of Linlithqw, Philip Quhitheid 
of Park, John Lewyngstoun of Prestoun, John Knollis of Mawdestoun, 
Patrick Durnen in Newtoun, Andrew Ferrear, servant of the Queen, 
James Lewyngstoun, son of Henry Lewyngstoun of Falkirk, John Kirk, 
servant of the said John Lewyngstoun, John Bartane, son of Thomas 
Bartane in Alloway, Mark Duncan, and Richard Loverans, messenger. 

465. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Patrick Glen, burgess of Linlithqw, and 

Agnes Young, his wife, in a tenement^ lying on the north side of the 
High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of Robert P'oster on 
the east, the lands of the late Robert Redding on the west, 
and the Loch on the north, following on charter of resignation by 
Richard Browne in Kinnele and Margaret Lewyngstoun, his wife. 
Sasine given by John Forrest, bailie of Linlithqw, on the ground, the 25 
of April 1565. Witnesses, Archibald Wilsoun, John Johnsoun, Thomas 
Toddoch, smith, Patrick Howye, Thomas Glen, Robert Foster, James 
Duncane, Robert Lorye, Martin Glen, Thomas Gillaspe, Lawrence 
Gibbesone, burgesses, Robert Townis, Henry Kent and John Knollis, 
sergeants. 

466. Liferent Sasine in favour of Agnes Kincaid, wife of Thomas Gillaspe, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in parts, namely, the cellar, room, hall, stable and 
garden, of his tenement,^ lying on the south side of the High Street, 
between the lands of the late William Ingliss on the east and the lands 
of the late John Luff, now of Arthur Hammyltoun, on the west, following 
on her husband's resignation. John Forrest, bailie giving sasine. Done 
on the ground, the 25 of April 1565. Witnesses, William Knollis, one of 
the bailies of Linlithqw, Archibald Wilsoun, John Knollis of Mawdestoun, 
Lawrence Gibbisoun, Richard Browne in Kynnele, Robert Thownis, 
Henry Kent and John Knollis, sergeants. 

Folios 230-1. 

467. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Richard Browne in Kynnele in a tene- 

ment^ lying on the north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between 
the lands of the late Patrick Haw on the east, the common vennel and the 
tenement of the late Alexander Haw on the west, and the Loch on the 
north, following upon charter of resignation by Henry Thomsoun, son 

1 On the site of Nos. 276-278 High Street. 

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of the late John Thomsoun, burgess. The resignation is made by 
Archibald Wilsoun,burgess,procurator for the said Henry. John Forrest, 
bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground, the 25 of April 1565. 
Witnesses, James Duncane, John Cornvvale, John Red, burgesses, Robert 
Thownis, John Knollis and Henry Kent, sergeants. 

468. Resignation by James Ross, son and heir apparent of Andrew Ross of 

Wairdlaw, into the hands of the superior James Polwart of Costoun, of 
half the lands of Estcrage and of the mill thereof lying in the barony of 
Ogilface and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done on the ground, the 7 of 
June 1565. Witnesses, James Dik in Bankheid, Peter Leirmont in 
Crufhill, William Westoun and Henry Wernok in Estcrage. 

469. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of James Dik in Bankhed 

in the lands described in No. 468, tenanted by John Schaw, William 
Westoun and Henry Wernok, following on charter by James Polwart of 
Costoun. Done on the ground, the 7 of June 1565. Witnesses, James 
Ross, son and heir apparent of Andrew Ross of Wardlaw, Peter Leir- 
month in Crufhill, William Westoun and Henry Wernock in Estcrage. 

470. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of Gilbert Cammeroun, 

son of the late Patrick Cammeroun in Birkenschaw, of an annualrent of 
12 merks to be paid from the lands of Birkenschaw, lying in the 
barony of Ogilface and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on charter 
by James Gyb of Carribber. Done at the house of Birkenschaw, 
the 7 of June 1565. Witnesses, Thomas Cammeroun, son of the said 
late Patrick Cammeroun, James Akynheid, servant of the said Gilbert 
Cammeroun, John Arthur and James Arthur in Wodquarter, Allan 
Brownlie, miller of Bawbaithlo, Thomas Ra in Nethirhillhous, and Robert 
Walkar in Ovirhillhous. 

471. Discharge granted in favour of William Foulis, burgess of Linlithqw, and 

Helen Lidderdaile, his wife, by Archibald Jame, son and heir of the late 
Robert Jame, burgess of Linlithqw, on payment of the sum of 28 pounds 
5 shillings, and delivery of a letter of tack for three years yet to run, in 
redemption of a ^ acre of Bonyntoun, formerly occupied by the late 
Robert Jame, of another \ acre of Bonyntoun, formerly occupied by 
William Park, and of 1 rood of Bonyntoun, formerly occupied by Patrick 
Keir, all lying on the south side of Bonyntoun called Bonyntounsyd and 
in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, 
the 9 of June 1565. Witnesses, Alexander Ka, bailie of Linlithqw, John 
Newlandis, Patrick Keir in Bonyntoun, William Dempster, baker, 
burgess of Edinburgh, Robert Townis, Archibald Fawupand John Foulis, 
notary public, and Henry Saltoun, burgesses of Linlithqw. 

472. Memorandum to eik in my subscriptioun : Notarius i>ublicus fer dominos 

consilii supremcE dovtincBnostrcE regincE secundum tenorem acti parliatnenti 
admissus etc. 

Folios 232. 

473. Discharge by William Foulis, burgess of Edinburgh, in favour of his 

servant, Patrick Keir in Bonitoun, for the sum of 28 pounds 5 shillings 
Scots, "in compleit payment of all and haile the said William plenising 
gudis and geir, as oxin horss aitis and all uthir maner of plenising quhat- 
sumevir, quhilk the said Patrick had of the said William Foulis one the 
fyve merk land of Bonitoun with the pertinents quhilkis pertenis to the 
said William in feu and heretage Hand within the boundis and territorie 
of Bonitoun forsaid and sherefdome of Linlithqw." Done in the Parish 
Church of Linlithqw, the 9 of June 1565. Witnesses, Henry Saltoun, 



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burgess of Linlithqw, Henry Keir in Bonitoun, Domini Robert Townis 
and Archibald Fawup, chaplains, George Boid, brother german of 
Thomas Boid in Kippis, and Thomas ¥^^\X\s alias Watsoun. 

474. Instrument of Possession in favour of James Hammyltoun, son and heir 

apparent of Sir James Hammyltoun of Craufurdjohn, as tacksmen under 
Robert, Bishop of Dunkell, of the teind sheaves of the parish of 
Abercorne, lying in the barony of Abercorne and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, 
narrating that he passed with the notary and witnesses to the towns and 
villages of the said parish underwritten, and there received, or in the 
case of refusal, took a teind sheaf of oats or beir from each tenant, in 
sign and token that he was entered in possession of the said teinds, viz. : — 
lands of Hallbarnis ^ of Abercorne tenanted by Margaret Fergus, 
Archibald Grynlaw, Agnes Spade, John Penny ; the town of Diddistoune - 
tenanted by John Archibald, elder, James Young, Edward Cleghorne, 
younger, John Archibald, younger, Archibald Grynlaw, Janet Archbauld, 
Robert Schaw, Gavin Browne and Edward Cleghorne ; the town of 
Duntervy^ tenanted by Thomas Ramsay, James Small, Henry Studman, 
Effie Studman, Henry Bowok, William Reche, Arche Reche, James 
Andersoun, Henry Anguss, James Studman, George Studman, John 
Bowok, Arche Bowok and James Powiss ; lands of Brownelawis^ 
tenanted by William Fese and William Johnsoun ; the lands of Steilis- 

landheid^ tenanted by George Duncane and Katherine ; the lands 

of Gallowiscruk '^ tenanted by Robert Gray ; the lands of Estir Scottis- 
toun^ tenanted by Robert Bryss ; the lands of Westir Scottistoun'* 
tenanted by Alexander Mowbra and John Wilsoun. Done on the 
ground of the said towns respectively, successively and in turn, the 16 of 
September 1565. Witnesses, John Gudlait, son of John Gudlait in 
Uphall in Strabrok, John Creichtoun in Abercorne, William Borthik, 
Alexander Grynlaw and William Leislie. 

Folios 232-3. 

475. Instrument of Possession in favour of James Hammyltoun as in No. 474, 

narrating that he passed to these lands in the parish of Abircorne, viz. : 
the town of Philipstoun ^ tenanted by Thomas Jame, George Gogar, John 
Scott and Matthew Hammyltoun ; the Castle of Blakness, the residence 
of James Hammyltoun, sheriff-principal of Linlithqw, and owner of the 
lands of Bynnis ^ ; the lands of Mannerstoun^ tenanted by Gilbert 
Grahame. Done on the ground of these places, the 17 of September 
1565. Witnesses, John Gudlait as in No. 474, John Hammyltoun in 
MauchlenhoU, William Leislie and John Creichtoun, dwelling on the 
Church lands of Abircorne. 

476. Discharge and Renunciation by Gilbert Grahame in Beircroftis and 

Helen Kincaid, his wife, in favour of Sir James Hammyltoun of Craufurd- 
john of their infeftment in a tenement,^ yard and orchards, lying on the 
south side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of the late 
Mr. William Creichtoun, parson of Coddilstanes, on the west, the lands 
of Henry Sauldtoun and John Wawane on the east, in special warrandice 
of a three years' tack of the teind sheaves of the lands of Hawthornsyk, 
lying in the parish of Abircorne and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, to be 
granted to them by the said Sir James, which obligation he had duly 
implemented. The granters also oblige themselves to cause Alexander 
Drummond of Medope, the custodier of the titles of the said tenement, 

^ Two tenants refused, two were absent. 

- All the tenants refused. 

" All the tenants agreed. 

"^ One tenant agreed, the other absent. 

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to deliver them up to the said Sir James. Done at the fortalice of 
Mannerstoun, in the chamber known as the " turnpykheid," the 17 of 
September 1 565. Witnesses, James Hammyltoun, son and heir apparent 
of the said Sir James, John Hammyltoun and John Creichtoun, as in 
No. 475. 

477. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of Margaret Dik, 

daughter of the late John Dik in Bankheid, of the lands of Ovirhillhous, 
tenanted by Robert Walkar, and lying in the barony of Ouchilface and 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on charter by James Gib of Carribbir. 
Done on the ground, at a part called Skairhili, the 8 of October 1565. 
Witnesses, Patrick Walkar in Badlormy, James I)ik in Bankheid, Peter 
Schaw in Slamannane mour, dwelling in Greynehill, and Robert Walkar 
in Ovirhillhous. 

478. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Dik in Bankheid in an annual- 

rent of 6 merks Scots from the lands of Nuik and grain mill thereof, 
called Nuikmill, and mill lands, feued by John Ross and Giles Craufurd, 
his wife, from James, Lord Ross of Halkheid and Melvile, and owner of 
the lands of Morvinsyd, lying in the barony of Melvile by annexation 
and sheriffdom of Striviling, and presently occupied by John Grintoun 
and William Borthik ; following on charter by the said John Ross with 
consent of his wife. Done on the ground, the 12 of November 1565. 
Witnesses, Allan Tennent in Gillanderisland, William Borthik, miller of 
the said mill, and Henry Wass, servant of the said John Ross. 

Folios 233-4. 

47&. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Joanna Flemyng, wife of John Sande- 
landis of Cauder, in liferent, and of their son James Sandelandis in fee, in 
the lands of Corswoid Burne, called Estir Corswoid, with the tower and 
fortalice of the lands of Corswoidhill, lying in the barony of Calder and 
sheriffdom of Edinburgh, following on precept of sasine by the said John 
Sandilandis, directed to James Stensoun of Heidmontschelis, and dated 
at Calder, 3 December 1565. Witnesses to the precept, Adam Murray, 
Patrick Murray, son of Patrick Murray of Hanginschaw, Henry Gardnar 
and Richard Auld. Sasine given on the ground to Charles Geddess of 
Rouchane as attorney for the said Joanna and her son, the 6 of December 
1565. Witnesses to sasine, Patrick Welsche in Corswodburne, Martin 
Young, son of John Young in Louchhurd, and John Jaksoun, notary 
public. 

480. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Joanna Flemyng and her son, as in No. 

479, in an annual feuferm of 32 merks Scots from the lands of the two 
Middill Corswodis, feued to John William, bailie of Cormestoun, and the 
late John Douglas of Punphrastoun ; also in an annual feuferm of 16 

merks Scots from the lands of Greinburne, feued to the late Sande- 

• landis ; following on precept of sasine by John Sandelandis of Calder. 
Precept of sasine, date and witnesses as in No. 479. Sasine given on the 
ground ; date and witnesses as in No. 479. 

Folios 234-5. 

481. Instrument of Delivery by Richard Flemyng, minister of Slamannan-moor, 

as procurator for John Sandelandis, laird of Calder, now deceased, 
narrating that on the 26 of August 1565, he had, in presence of Jonet 
Flemyng, wife of the said John Sandelandis, and Adam Murray, 
procurator for James Sandelandis, son of the said John, passed to the 
said John's lodging in the burgh of Linlithqw, and to the lands under- 
written, and had delivered to the said procurator and to John, Lord 



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Flemyng, and George Dundass of that Ilk, curators of the said James, 
the following goods and gear in satisfaction and payment of his bairns 
part of guid :— viz. in the said lodging, 9 stand beddis, 6 feddir beddis, 4 
mat beddis, 10 bostaris with polyeis of cannos, 10 blankattis, 20 coddis 
with their waris, 4 Arrass warkis, 5 Scots coveringis, i steikit covering 
with I covering of blak worsctt, i pare of courtenis of blak damass, with 
I of sating broderit with welvet, i uthir pare of courtings of blak say with 

1 ruff of the samyn, i blak cannope of sarge droppre, 1 pare of courtings 

of cannos, 3 pare of courtings of small lynning, 32 pare of schetis, 

whairof 20 pare are small lynning and 12 pare round lynning, 4 pare of 
hingaris, 2 burd clayths of France dornyk, i dosene of serviatis, 2 drying 
towallis, I Copburd clayth of the samyn, 2 burd clayths of Scottis dornyk, 

2 dosone of serviatis, 2 drying towallis, i Copburd clayth of the samyn, 
2 burd clayths of small lynning, 2 dosoune serviatis, 2 Copburd clayths, 
2 drying towallis thairof, 2 burd clayths of round lynning napre, 2 
dosoune serviattis, 2 Copburd clayths, 2 drying towallis of the samyn, i 
Flanderis kist, i coffer for the said naper, 3 greyne burd clayths of Ingliss 
greyne, 4 sewit cuscheanis, 4 cuscheanis of cryp velvot, 3 chairis of cryp 
velvot, 2 chairis of leddir, 10 trene stulis, 2 stulis of leddir, i dosoune of 
Ingliss pudder platis, i dosoune of covaris, \ a dosone of greit platis, 6 
covaris, 6 sawsaris, 12 trencheouris all of Ingliss pewder, 3 dosone of 
Scottis pewder, 1 1 greit plates, whairof 1 1 are auld and 2 dosone new, 
6 covaris with 6 chandlaris, 2 dosoune trencheouris, 6 sawsaris, 3 small 
pottis, 2 gret pottis, 2 griss pannis, 2 frying pannis, 3 yrne ladillis, 2 
skemmares, i brasin mortor, i pestill, 2 spetis, i rosting yrne, i elcruk, i 
coilerak, 2 dressing burdis, 3 pannes, i bakin trouch, all this in the 
keching of the said place, i brander of irne, 2 irne chymnais, 4 water 
pottis of tynne, i basing, i lavar of tynne, 5 tynne quartis, i pynt stoip of 
tynne, i lavar, i basing of tynne that hingis on the wall, 2 lang burdis, i 
rundaile of sapross, i chalmer burd, i brewing leid, i maskin fatt, i gyill 
fatt, 3 wort standis, 5 cunnyngis, 2 laid gallonis, 4 roubouris, 11 gret 
barrellis. In Nethir Williamstoun, lying in the barony of Calder, in the 
hands of John Gibsone, 2 oxin of 4 yeir auld, price of the pece 7 merks, 
8 bollis aitis, price of the boll 26/8 ; in the hands of James Aikmann, 10 
bollis aitis, price of the boll 26/8, 50 thraif of stray, price ;^3 : 6 : 8. In 
Murestoun, in the hands of Thomas Baldirstoun, in steilebow, 8 bollis 
aitis, price of the boll 26/8, 2 bollis beir, price of the boll 40/, 2 oxin, price 

of the pece 8 merks, 20 thraffis ait stray, 19 thraif beir stray, price 

shillings. In the Tempillmanis, in the hands of William Tait, 4 oxin, 

price of the pece ^5, 6 bollis said aitis, price of the boll shillings, 

6 score thraiffis ait stray and 24 thraif beir stray, price thairof 

shillings ; in the hands of Thomas Symontoun, 2 oxin, price of the pece 

;^5, 14 thraif ait stray, 4 thraif beir stray, price thairof shillings ; in 

the hands of John Mathesoun, i ox, price ^5, 10 thraiffis ait stray, price 

thairof shillings ; in the hands of Thomas Grynlau, i ox price ^^5, 

10 thraiffis ait stray, price thairof shillings ; in the hands of Richard 

Corsour, i ox price ^5 ; being in the saidis personis handis rests 
respectively as steilebow gudis. Done at Linlithqw in the easter 
chamber of the mansion-house of the said Janet Flemyng, 9 February 
1565/6. Witnesses, Richard Auld, Alexander Johnsoun and William 
Eissone, servants to the said Janet, and James Auld. 

482. Count and Reckoning made betwixt Mr. James Browne, parson of 
Kirknewtoun, and Philip Thomsoun, tenant of the Kirklands of the said 
kirk, anent all duties payable prior to the date at which the said Philip 
had been warned to remove for non-payment ; and finding the said 
Philip to be resting owing to the said Mr. James the sums of 44 merks 
{sic) 13 sh. and 4d., £,\b or thereby, ^4:13:4, and £fo. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the chamber of the said Mr. James, the 16 of February 
1565/6. Witnesses, Walter Hammyltoun and William Estoun, 
burgesses. 

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483. Resignation by Thomas Redding in Baldirstoun of the ofifice of executor 

on the estate of the late Patrick Gib, burgess of Linlithqw. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the chamber of Thomas Johnsoun, notary public, the 23 of 
March 1565/6. Witnesses, Arthur Haramyltoun of Ness, Thomas 
Thomsoun and John Thomsoun, bakers, and John Jame in Ouchiltre. 

484. Receipt by Mr. James Browne, parson of Kirknewtoun, for 10 merks, 

being part payment by Philip Thomsoun of the sums due by him under 
count and reckoning in No. 482. Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of 
Thomas Johnsoun, notary public, the 24 of April 1566. Witnesses, 
Thomas Carribber and Robert Bartilmo, burgesses of Linlithqw. 



Folios 235-6. 

485. Instrument of Possession in favour of Charles Drummond, provost of 

Linlithqw, in the houses and lands of Williamcragis, lying in the 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw, from which he had been wrongously ejected by 
James Borthik in the Hoile Myln, following on a decreet arbitral, 
pronounced by James Lewyngstoun, son and heir apparent of Robert 
Lewyngstoun of Braidlaw and WiUiam Knollis, burgess of Linlithqw, 
arbiters for the said James Borthik, and by James Robisoun, bailie of 
Linlithqw, and Philip Quhytheid of the Park, arbiters for the said 
Charles Drummond. The arbiters gave possession to the said Charles 
by putting him " in the housis and stekin the dorris one him and be 
puttin the said Charlis cattell nolt and scheip one the ground of the 
saidis landis in signe and tokin of peceable possessioun." Done on the 
ground the 7 of May 1566. Witnesses, James Hammyltoun- of 
Bawhormy, sheriff-depute of Linlithqw, John Lewyngstoun of Prestoun, 
Alexander Ka, burgess of Linlithqw, Thomas Powis, servant of the said 
sheriff depute, Duncan Baxster and William Bryss, retainer of the said 
sheriff-depute. 

486. Personal bond by William Syme in Halglen to Frances Clerk, servant of 

William Lord Lewyngstoun, for a loan of ^40 Scots at 10 per cent, 
interest. Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of Thomas Johnsoun, 
notary public, the 13 of May 1566. Witnesses, George Robisoun, baker, 
Stephen Fyndelay, burgess of Linlithqw, and James Hendersoun, son of 
James Hendersoun, burgess of Linlithqw. 

487. Receipt granted by James Dik in Bankheid in favour of James Polwart of 

Quoistounfor payment of ^100 Scots in redemption of half the lands of 
Est Crage and mill thereof, lying in the barony of Ogilface and 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw, and occupied by John Schaw, William Westoun 
and Henry Wernok. Done at Linlithqw, the 30 of May 1566. 
Witnesses, Alexander Drummond of Meidhope, Walter Polwart in 
Cauldlaw, John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenhole, George Weddale of 
Bawquhatstane, and Dominus John Polwart, chaplain. 



Folios 236-7. 

488. Receipt granted by John Hammyltoun of Brownecassell,, burgess of 
Edinburgh, in favour of Alexander Drummond of Meidhope for payment 
of 500 merks Scots in redemption of one-eighth of the lands of Meidhope, 
and of an annualrent of 33 merks on his whole lands of Meidhope, lying in 
the sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Provost 
Charles Drummond, the 31 of May 1566. Witnesses, Charles 
Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, James Polwart of Quoistoun, Walter 
Polwart in Cauldlaw, John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenhoile, John Knollis, 
officer and sergeant of Linlithqw, and Nicholas Johnsoun. 



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489. Instrument of SdiSine^ propriis manibuSy in favour of Libra Lewyngstoun, 

widow of John Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, in an annualrent of 
4 bolls of oatmeal and of 4 bolls of barley, to be levied from the mill and 
mill lands of Abircorne, feued by John Lewyngstoun, servant of the 
Queen, and one of Her Majesty's Masters of Horse, following on charter 
by the said John Lewyngstoun. Done on the ground, the 9 of June 1 566. 
Witnesses, William Lawsoun and James Setoun, servants of the said 
John, and Robert Wass, son and heir apparent of James Wass, burgess 
of Linlithqw. 

490. Mutual Discharge between Alexander Jop, baker, burgess of Edinburgh, 

on the one part, and James Hammyltoun, son of John Hammyltoun of 
Ferguslie, apprentice of the said Alexander, and his cautioners, John 
Hammyltoun of Brownecastell, burgess of Edinburgh, and Andrew 
Hammyltoun of Koichnoich. Done at Linlithqw in the chamber of 
Thomas Johnsoun, notary public, the 14 of June 1566. Witnesses, 
Robert Hammyltoun of Briggis, James Hammyltoun, son of Gavin 
Hammyltoun of Hill, and Gavin Hammyltoun, servant of the said John 
Hammyltoun of Brownecastell. 

491. Instrument of Sa-swe, propriis manibus^ in favour of James Dik in Bankheid 

in an annualrent of ^8 Scots to be levied from the lands described in 
No. 478, following on charter by John Roiss, therein described as in 
Torthraven. Done on the ground, the 27 of August 1566. Witnesses, 
Allan Wauch of Hill of Morwinsyde, William Borthik, miller in 
Nuikmyln, and George Dennistoun, natural son of Dominus Robert 
Dennistoun, rector of Dysart. 

Folios 237-8. 

492. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Dik in Bankheid in tV of 

the ^10 lands of Morvinsyde called Middillquarter and in 8s. 6d. lands 
of another one-eighth part of the ;!^io lands of Morvinsyde, called the 
other Middillquarter, occupied by Allan Tennant and Janet Clogy, his 
wife, and lying in the barony of Melville by annexation and sheriffdom 
of StriviHng, following on precept of sasine, directed to John Roiss in 
Torthraven by James Lord Ross of Halkheid and baron of the barony of 
Melville, and dated at Halkeid, the 2 of August 1566. Witnesses to 
precept, James Stewart, younger, of Blackball, Hugh Ross, Oliver 
Sinclair, James Dunlop, and Andrew Martyne, notary public. Sasine 
given on the ground, the 27 of August 1566. Witnesses to sasine, 
Patrick Houstoun of Wodsyde, Allan Wauch of Hill of Morvinsyde and 
George Dennistoun, as in No. 491. 

493. Instrument of Premonition given by John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenhoill 

as procurator for Sir James Hammyltoun of Craufurdjohne to Peter 
Cornwale of Banhard, Nicol Cornwale, his son and heir apparent, and 
Agnes Halkheid, wife of the said Nicol, to compear in the Parish Church* 
of Linlithqw, on the 7 of September next to come, to receive payment of 
400 merks Scots in implement of a contract. Done at the house of 
Banhard, and at the house of the said Nicol in Linlithqw, at the top of 
the stair, the 6 of September 1 566. Witnesses, Patrick Kanawe,^ minister 
of the Church of Linlithqw, William Bell, burgess, Andrew Ross alias 
Sawle, Robert Schaw, and John Estoun, elder. 

494. Receipt granted by John Knollis, son of the late Mr. John Knollis, burgesf 

of Linlithqw, to Patrick Coll, burgess there, for a sum of ^20 Scots paid 
to him in redemption of an annualrent of 2 bolls of barley, which was 

* Usually spelled Kinloquhy. 



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levied from the said Patrick's tenement,^ lying on the north side of the 
High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of the late James Dennis- 
toun on the west and the lands of William Park, elder, on the east. 
Done at Linlithqw in the hall of the house of William KnoUis, the 26 of 
September 1566. Witnesses, William Knollis,^ burgess, Henry Hunter, 
burgess, and Mr. Alexander Coll, notary public. 

495. Instrument oi ?iZ.s\Vit,^ propriis manibus^ in favour of James Russale, son of 

William Russale in Gardenershill, in an annualrent of 32 nierks to be 
payed from \ the lands of Bawmelyart, lying in the barony of Archbissat 
and sheriffdom of Striviling, and feued by Nicol Rankin, following on 
charter by the said Nicol, with consent of Janet Arthur, his wife. Done 
on the ground, the 30 of October 1566. Witnesses, Alexander Arthur of 
Bawquhatstane, John Miller there, James Mechell in Moumarelles in 
the parish of Falkirk, John Craufurd, servant of Alexander Arthur, and 
William Russale, elder, in Gardenershill. 

Folios 239-40. 

496. 31 October 1566. The quhilk day the place of Caulder with the geir, 

gudis and keis of the samyn was deliverit by William Flemyng, servand 
to ane nobill and potent lord John Lord Flemyng, Gret Chalmerlain of 
Scotland, at the command of our Soverane Lord and Ladies letter and 
charge direckit to the said John Lord Flemyng and ressavit be William 
Logane messenger and officiar of armes in name and behalf of ane 
nobill and potent lord James Erie Boithwile and Lord of Halis and 
Creichtoun befoir thir witnes : James Thomsoun in the Est Kirk, Philip 
Nesbit in the cornmyln, George Listoun in Cauder Manis, George Small 
in Cauldar, Andrew Aikman in Yallow Struthir, Richard Auld, servant 
to Geyne Flemyng, widow of umquhile John Sandelandis, laird of 
Caulder, and Schir Leonard Sandelandis, chaplane, with utheris sundry 
and diverss. 

The Hall of Cauldar. 

the hie burd with twa formis. ane cop burd. 

ane fair payntit brod abone the burd. thre by burdis with ther formis. 

ane myd burd with twa formis. ane irne chymnay. 

standand in the myddis of the hall. ane irne botkin to ryngis the fyir. 

ane hart home. thre treyne chandlaris hyngand in 
ane stuill of estland burd. the hall with flouris of quhyt irne. 

ane Flandiris stray chyir. with cloiss duris and windois. 

The Chalmer of the Foir Werk. 
ane kasit burd. ane brodit cart contenyng all cuntras. 

four round stoupis of ane bed turnit with cloiss durris and wyndo. 
werk. 

The Inner Chalmer of the Foir Werk, 
ane stand bed of Estland burd with ane compter burd of Estland burd. 

rodis and rynnaris. ane fettgange. 

ane stuill of Estland burd. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

The Gret Chalmer. 
tua creddillit burdis of Estland burd. ane stand bed of carvvit werk with 

thre stulis ane chyir of estland burd rodis and rynnaris. 

with ane schort forme. with cloiss dure and wyndois. 

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The Wyide Chalmer. 
ane turnit bed with ane draw bed ane Flandiris chyir of blak leddir. 
under of plane tre with rodis and ane hyngand chandlar of tre with 
rynnaris. flouris of quhit irne. 

ane forme of Estland burd. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

ane press amre. 

The Lordis Chalmer. 
ane comptir ane treyne chyir of ane Flandiris stra chyif. 
estland burd. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

The Gallarie Chalmer. 
ane stand bed of estland burd carvit. ane danskin compter, 

tua formes of estland burd. ane laych litigant bed of tymmir. 

ane stuill of estland burd. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

The Litill Oratour. 
ane fyre burd. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

The Inner Chalmer of the New Werk. 
ane stand bed of estland burd carvit, twa stulis and ane chyir. 

rodit and ringnit. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

ane comptir. 

The Utir Chalmer of the New Werk. 
ane stand bed of estland burd with ane forme of estland burd. 

rodis and ringgis. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

ane kasit burd. 

The Oratour. 
ane forme and stuile and litill amre. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

The Parsonis Chalmer. 
in the utir chalmer ane stand bed of ane auld comptir burd. 
estland burd. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

The Woman Houss. 
an auld stuile. ' with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

ane auld kawe. 

The Hall Loft. 
thre irne heidis of gedwart stavis. ane pair of weyis. 

tua schaiftis of gedwart stavis. ane gentillwomannis sadill. 

tua hogheidis. tua barrellis. 

45 quheile spokkis. with cloiss dure. 

The Parsonis of Haweik Chalmer. 
ane turnit litigant bed of tymmir. ane burd with ane crest, 

ane turnit stuile of Estland burd. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

The Southmaist Chalmer of the Hall Loft. 
thre bedis and tua of thame carvit and with cloiss dure and wyndo. 
ane turnit with rodis and rynnaris. 

The Middill Chalmer of the Hall Loft. 
four fyre beddis. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

The Thrid Chalmer of the Hall Loft. 
tua stand bedis of fyre. ane litill press, 

ane hostin burd. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 



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The Wardrope. 
ane press amre. ane chyir and stuile of estland burd. 

ane cerces wyndo. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

ane laych rynnand bed. 



Maister John Gravis Chalmer. 

The North Gallarye. 
ane bawhesse. four speris ane of thame brokin. 

The Larnar. 
three gret flesch fattis. three hogheidis. 

tua hering barrellis. with cloiss dure. 

The Portar Luge. 
ane stand bed of estland burd. ane lang sadill of estland burd carvit 

ane cloiss kist. werk. 

ane candill kist. with cloiss dure. 

The Girnale. 
ane bowtyne fatt. twa drywair hogheidis. 

ane laven trouch. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

The Aile Sellar. 
thre gantreis of tymmir. ane hogheid. 

ane cummyng. ane rundale burd. 

ane hoist creile. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

The Brewhouss. 
ane leid. thre wortstandis. 

twa gyile fattis. ane cumyne. 

ane laid gallone. tua cumyngis. 

ane skouchhone. ane five gallone barrell. 

ane ten gallone barrell. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

ane maskin fatt. 

The Bakhouss. 
thre burdis. ane skoullyone. 

ane peile. with cloiss dure and wyndo. 

ane tub wantand the bodem. 

The Welhouss. 
ane bukkat bandit with irne. ane irne chenye with the wyndass and 

ane barrell. the quheile. 

with yett and lok. 

In the Clouss of the Place of Cauldar. 
four fyre speris. ane auld cart quheill. 

26 filleis to cartquhelis. 

The Valt at the North Yett Cheik. 
thra stand beddis. ane litill rowboure. 

and cart sadill. with cloiss dure, 

ane hoisting creile. 

The Wyne Sellar. 
five wyne punsionis. thre gantreis of tymmir. 

thre birnyng irnes to nolt and scheip. with cloiss dure. 



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The South Yett. 
ane new kasit wyndo. ane mekill dry wair fatt. 

tua auld leiffis of ane uthir wyndo. ane barrell. 

ane irne yett. tua doubill burdin yettis. 

The North Gallary and Est Gallary. 
under and about glassit and kasit. 

The Kechin. 



Done in the hall of the Place of Cauldar, the 30 of October 1566. 
Witnesses as already stated. And on 31 of October 1566 the said 
William Logane acknowledges receipt. 

497. Instrument of Consignation of fifty pounds Scots in the hands of Charles 

Drummond, Provost of Linlithqw, for the use and profit of Janet 
Flemyng, widow of John Sandelandis, laird of Caldour ; made by John 
Gudlad, son and heir apparent of John Gudlad of Uphall in Strabrock, 
as procurator for James Hammyltoun of Libertoun, son of Sir James 
Hammyltoun of Craufurdjohne, and for Andrew Hammyltoun of 
Lathame, cautioner, being the Martinmas annuals of Liberton for the 
year 1565, payable to the said lady; which she refused in respect that 
the annuals for Whitsunday 1566 were not paid, and her charter of the 
said annualrent not delivered. Done at Linlithqw, in the fore chamber 
of the lodging ^ of the said Janet, the 10 of November 1566. Witnesses, 
Thomas Levyngstoun, laird of Hanyng, Simon Fyschar in Libertoun, 
Alexander Movvbra in Woltoun, William Estoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 
and Richard Auld, servant of the said Janet. 

Folios 240-1. 

498. Renunciation by Thomas Duncane, tailor, burgess of Linlithqw, as 

executor of the late Katherine Eissone, his mother, in favour of Patrick 
Walkar of Badlormy, of all kindness, right and title to an acre of land 
with house and kailyard on the west side of Bawbordie, otherwise called 
the Lane-end, lying in the parish of Baythchat and sheriffdom of Renfrew. 
Procurator for the said Patrick is Gilbert Cammeroun, son and heir of 
the late Patrick Cammeroun in Birkinschaw. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
house of William Listoun, burgess, the 14 of December 1566. Witnesses, 
Archibald Fawup, Patrick Ure, gardener, and Thomas Cammeroun, son 
of the late Patrick Cammeroun in Birkinschaw. 

499. Instrument of Sasine, propriis fnafiibus^ in favour of James Dik in Bank- 

heid, of an annualrent of ^10 Scots to be paid from the lands of Neuk 
and the mill thereof, as described in No. 478, following on charter by 
John Roiss in Torthraven and Egidia Craufurd, his wife. Done on the 
ground, the 17 of January 1566/7. Witnesses, Allan Wauch in the Hill 
of Morwinsyd, William Borthwik, miller of Neuk, and Henry Roiss, 
servant of the said John Ross. 

500. Renunciation by James Dik in Bankheid in favour of John Roiss in 

Torthraven and Geiles Craufurd, his wife, of all annualrents granted to 
him by the said John and his wife before the date of these presents, and 
payable from the lands described in No. 478. Place, date and witnesses 
as in No. 499. 

501. Instrument of Sasine, propriis 7nanibus, in favour of Gilbert Dik in King- 

cavell and Janet Wilsone, his wife, of an annualrent of 6 bollis of oatmeal, 
payable from the part of the lands of Kingcavill tenanted by the said 

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Gilbert and his wife, following on charter by Mungo Hammyltoun, son 
and heir apparent of William Hammyltoun of Pardovan, with consent of 
Janet Bruss, his wife. Done on the ground, the 26 of February 1566/7. 
Witnesses, Robert Wilsone of Westir Scottistoun, and Robert Smyth, 
burgess, Linlithqw. 

502. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Andrew Myln, burgess of Linlithqw, in a 

tenement,^ yard, barn and tailrigs, lying on the south side of the High 
Street, between the lands of the late Robert Wethirspune of Brighouss 
on the east and west, following on charter of resignation by James 
Wethirspune of Brighouss. Sasine given by William Knollis, bailie of 
Linlithqw. Done in the forechamber of the tenement, the 5 of March 
1566/7. Witnesses, Adam Watt and William Suddirland, servants of 
the said James, and Henry Kent, sergeant. 

Folios 241-2. 

503. Instrument of Sasine in favour of George Roust, son of the late Robert 

Roust in Auld Aberdeen, of a tenement ^ lying on the north side of the 
High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of William Bell on the west, 
the lands of Agnes Thomson and John Duncane, her husband, and of 
the late Robert Jame on the east, and the lands of William Knollis on 
the north, following on resignation by Alexander Roust, burgess, and 
Margaret Douglas, his wife, under reservation of their liferent. William 
Knollis, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground, the 17 of March 
1566/7. Witnesses, William Park, elder, Allan Joffra, son of the late 
William Joffra, burgess, and George Townis, sergeant. 

504. Disposition, mortis causa, by Alexander Roust in favour of George Roust,, 

his kinsman, as in No. 503, of all his goods movable and immovable. 
Place, date and witnesses as in No. 503. 

505. Declaration and Grant by George Roust, as in No. 503, that if Margaret 

Douglas, wife of Alexander Roust, survives her husband, and falls in 
poverty, she will be free to see and dispone the heirship, goods and 
gear as in No. 504. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 503. 

506. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Dominus John Hammyltoun, monk of 

Paisley, in the vicarage of Baythcat, following on a letter of collation 
granted to him by John, Archbishop of St. Andrews, Primate of Scotland, 
Papal Legate, and Abbot of Paisley, and drawn up by Mr. Alexander 
Forrest, clerk of St. Andrews diocese, and secretary to the Archbishop. 
Sasine, by the delivery of a book and the church key, was given by 
James Hammyltoun, clerk, and son of Alexander Hammyltoun of the 
town of Baythcat. Done in the Parish Church of Baythcat, at 10 in the 
forenoon of the 30 of March 1567. Witnesses, John Flemyng in Harthill, 
John Meik in Insche of Baythcat, John Moure, Andrew Wardall, William 
Nemocht in Drumcorss, James Pareis in Claypottis, and Richard 
Loverance, messenger. 

Folios 242-3. 

507. Contract whereby William Haw, cutler, burgess of Linlithqw, acknowledges 

a debt of ;^8 : 6 : 8 Scots due by him to Allan Jame in Wodcokdaile, and 
delivers in security " his iron studie " (anvil), and whereby the said Allan 
allows William Haw the use of the said anvil for a yearly payment of 
i6s. 8d. Done at Linlithqw on the east side of the Market Cross, the 5 
of April 1 567. Witnesses, William Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw, and John 
Knollis, sergeant. 

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508. {Inte?'polated.) Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of John 

Levingstoun of Prestoun, of the lands of Braidlaw and Hingansyd, given 
by his father, Robert Levingstoun of Braidlaw, with reservation of 
liferent. Done on the ground, the 9 April 1567. Witnesses, William 
Levingstoun of Inglismauchane, Henry Duncane and William Estoun, 
burgesses, Dominus Thomas Kent, chaplain, and John Jame or Ginkin 
Jame in Auchiltre. 

509. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Peter Martyn, burgess of Edinburgh, in 

the acres and small croft called the east garden and the piece of land 
called Laverokmure, lying contiguous near and about the Place of the 
Carmelite Friars near Linlithqw, bounded by the lands of Prestoun on 
the south, the lands of Prestoun and the lands of Litil Kettilstoun called 
Poldrat on the west, the High Loan to Ricartoun on the east, and the 
Laird of Donypais's lands of Ketilstoun on the north ; and also in i 
acre in Montjoy, occupied by Michael Gibesoun, bounded by Corsflatis 
on the north ; and also in i acre mortified pro teinpore to the said 
Place by the Laird of Donypais, now occupied by David Pollok, lying 
contiguous, bounded by Friarhill on the south and the Burgh Roods on 
the north ; following on precept of sasine granted by James Wethirspune 
of Brighous and Katherine Laudir, his wife, and dated at Edinburgh, 19 
of April 1567. Witnesses to precept, Peter Hammyltoun, brother 
german of Robert Hammyltoun of Bathcat, Robert Levyngsloun of 
Quater, John Martyn, son of the said Peter, John Foulis and John 
Mosman, notaries public. Sasine given by John Weddirspune, bailiff for 
the said James. Witnesses to sasine, Adam Watt and William 
Suddirland, servants to the said James Wethirspune. 

510. Receipt for three pounds Scots, being part payment of debt, granted by 

Mr. James Browne, parson of Kirknewton, in favour of PhiHp Thomson, 
tenant of the Kirklands of Kirknewtoun. Done at Linlithqw in the 
house of William Estoun, burgess of Linlithqw, on the fore-stair of the 
same, the 14 of June 1567. Witnesses, Thomas Carribber, burgess, and 
Mr. Alexander Coill, notary public. 

Folio 244. 

511. Instrument of Sasine, ^r^/r/w manibus^ in favour of Gilbert Cammeroun, 

son of the late Patrick Cammeroun in Birkinschaw, of the lands of 
Birkinschaw, lying in the barony of Ogilface, by James Gib of Carribbir, 
feuar of the said lands. Done on the ground, the 28 of June 1567. 
Witnesses, Archibald Dunmour in Weitacre, Patrick Wakkar in 
Badlormie, Patrick Young in Culicante, and Dompnus John Hammyltoun, 
monk in Paisley. 

512. Protest by Gilbert Cammeroun, as in No. 511, that his sasine as in No. 511 

shall not be prejudicial to his 19 years' lease in the said lands of Birkin- 
schaw. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 511. 

513. Renunciation by Gilbert Cammeroun in favour of James Gib, both as in 

No. 511, of all sasines or charters granted by the said James to him. 
Place, date and witnesses as in No. 511. 

514. Instrument of Sasine, proprus manibus, in favour of John Wakkar, son of 

Patrick Wakkar in Badlormy, of an annualrent of 6 bolls of oatmeal, 
payable from the mill and mill-lands of Strayth, lying in the barony of 
Ogilface, given by James Gib of Carribber, feuar of the said subjects. 
Done on the ground, the 28 of June 1567. Witnesses, Gilbert 
r Cammeroun of Birkinschaw, Robert Wakkar in Hilhous, Patrick Wakkar 

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Folios 244-5. 

515. Instrument of Sasine,/r^/rm manibus^ in favour of Gilbert Dik in Kyng- 

cavill, in an annualrent of 3 bolls of grain, payable from the lands of 
Kingcavill, tenanted by the said Gilbert, given by Mungo Hammyltoun, 
son and heir apparent of William Hammyltoun of Pardovan. Done on 
the ground, the 18 of July 1567. Witnesses, John Inglis in Ricartoun 
and George Brok, servant of the said William Hammyltoun. 

516. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Andrew Myln, burgess of Linlithqw, in 

the lands of Flask and the piece of Mure adjacent, held in feu from the 
burgh of Linlithqw, given by James Wethirspune of Brighouss in 
special warrandice and security of the tenement described in No. 502. 
Sasine given by William Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw. Done on the 
ground, the 28 of July 1567. Witnesses, John Wethirspune and 
Alexander Wethirspune, servants of the said James. 

517. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Bertilmo in Redheuch and Janet 

Mechell, his wife, of an annualrent of ^4 : 8s. Scots, payable from 4 acres 
called the Fewarlands lying in the territory of Bonnitoun and sheriffdom 
of Linlithqw, following on charter granted by Elizabeth Foulis, wife of 
John Grintoun, formerly residing in Nuik. Done on the ground, the 
24 of September 1567. Witnesses, Henry Saltoun and John Mekill, 
burgesses, and John Gardnar, son of Robert Gardnar, burgess. 

518. Liferent Sasine in favour of Agnes Gowane, promised wife of Henry 

Martyne, son of the late David Martyne, burgess of Linlithqw, in the 
said Henry's tenement ^ lying on the south side of the High Street,, 
between the tenement of Allan Martyne on the east and the tenement of 
the late Allan Hammyltoun on the west, and the lands of James Ka 
called Rebennisgreyne on the south. Sasine given by William Knollis, 
bailie of the burgh. Done on the ground, the 23 of October 1567. 
Witnesses, Patrick Gowane and Alexander Jop, burgesses of Edinburgh, 
John Skougall and Robert Bogill, burgesses of Linlithqw, and Henry 
Kent and John Knollis, sergeants. 

Folios 245-6. 

519. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Katherine Carrutheris of an annualrent 

of 10 merks payable from John Thomson's tenement ^ lying on the 
north side of the High Street, between the lands of Thomas Goff on the 
west, and the lands of the chaplain of the altar of St. Eloy, founded and 
situated in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the east and the Loch on 
the north, following on charter by John Thomsoun, baker, and Elizabeth 
Toddrik, his wife. Sasine given by William Knollis, bailie to Robert 
Bertilmo, attorney for the said Katherine. Done on the ground, the 
14 of November 1567. Witnesses, Alexander Allane and Bartholomew 
Beir, bakers and burgesses, and John Knollis, sergeant. 

520. Resignation by Henry Gilliss in Lochcottis in favour of Michael Gourlay in 

Torphiching of his kindly favour and right in two-thirds of one-quarter 
of the lands of Ovir Torthraven, tenanted by John Glennay. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the chamber of Thomas Johnsoun, notary public, the 15 of 
November 1567. Witnesses, John Roiss in North Mains of Torthraven, 
John Glen, burgess of Linlithqw, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, 
chaplain. 

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Folios 246-7. 

521. Resignation by Agnes Duncane, wife of Allan Wauch of Morwinsyd Hill, 

in favour of James Dik in Bankheid, of her joint infeftment in a piece of 
ground called Westirfauld, lying in the Myddell Quarter of Morwinsyd, 
in the barony of Melville by annexation and in the sheriffdom of Strivel- 
ing. Done on the ground, the 24 of November 1567. Witnesses, John 
Roiss in North Mains of Torthraven, William Merschell of Cokkishill and 
David Merschell of Redfurd. 

522. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Dik in Bankheid of the piece of 

ground called Westfauld, described in No. 521, following on precept of 
sasine granted by James, Lord Roiss of Halkheid, Baron of Malville 
and Laird of Morwinsyd, and dated at Halkheid, the 27 of October 1567. 
Witnesses to precept, Dominus Robert Alisoun, John Roiss in Torth- 
raven, Olifer Singlar, John Ralstoun and Andrew Mertyne. Sasine 
given by the said John Roiss, bailiff for Lord Roiss. Done on the 
ground, the 24 of November 1567. Witnesses to sasine as in No. 521. 

523. Instrument of Sasine, proprtis manibus^ in favour of James Dik in Bank- 

heid of an annualrent of 19 merks, payable from the lands and mill of 
Nuik, as described in No. 478, given by John Roiss in Torthrawen and 
Giles Craufurd, his wife. Done on the ground, the 24 of November 1 567. 
Witnesses, William Merschell of Cokkishill, Allan Wauch of Morwinsyd 
Hill, and James Borthwik, miller of Nuik. 

Folios 247-8. 

524. Resignation by Agnes Quhytheid, wife of James Hammyltoun of Wilcokis- 

holme, in favour of Gilbert Dik in Kyngcavill and Janet Wilsoun,' his 
wife, her joint infeftement in 11 rigs and 2 headrigs under the Bank [or 
Craig] of Kingcavil, lying on the north side of Kyngcaviland bounded by 
the lands of Mungo Hammyltoun on the east and on the west ; and also 
in an annualrent of i boll of barley, payable from the house and garden 
of the said James Hammyltoun lying in the town of Kyngcavill, then 
occupied by William Cuk. Done at Kyngcavill, at the south end of the 
said house, the 26 of November 1567. Witnesses, Patrick Red in Kyng- 
cavill, William Cuk there, Thomas Johnsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, and 
Robert Thomsoun. 

525. Instrument of SdisXne^ propriis via7iibus^ in favour of Gilbert Dik in Kyng- 

cavill and Janet Wilson, his wife, of the lands and annualrent described 
in No. 524, following on charter by James Hammyltoun ofWilcokkis- 
holme. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 524. Robert Thomsoun 
being designed as dwelling in the King's Park of Linlithqw. 

526. Resignation by Janet Wallace, widow of Robert Gray, burgess, in favour 

of John Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, of her kindly favour in i acre of 
arable land, lying in the barony of Poldrait, between the lands occupied 
by Gavin Duncane on the east and the lands occupied by John Glen on 
the west. Done at Linlithqw, in the said John Forrest's dwelling-house, 
the 16 of December 1567. Witnesses, William Mowbra, John Mowbra, 
and John Knollis, sergeant of the burgh. 

Folios 248-9. 

527. Discharge granted by Robert Bynne in Estir Bynne in favour of Archibald 

Cleghorne, burgess of Linlithqw, for complete payment "in penneis and 
worth" of ^60 Scots, being the tocher of his daughter Christina Cleghorne, 
who married the said Robert Bynne. Done at Linlithqw, in the dwelling- 
place of the said Archibald Cleghorne, the 26 of December 1567. 
Witnesses, John Bynne, brother german of the said Robert, William 
Park, younger, and John Ingliss, messenger, burgesses. 



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528. Resignation by William Thomsoun in Grugfutt in favour of David 

Thomsoun, his son, of his right, kindness and favour in the third part of 

the lands lying in Grugfutt, which formerly pertained to the late 

Browne, and which were now occupied by the said David. Done at the 
town of Grugfutt, in the said William Thomsoun's dwelling-house, the 29 
of December 1567. Witnesses, Philip Quhitheid of Park of Kincavill, 
William Bertilmo of Cauldcottis, William Wilsoun in Kyngisfeld, 
Archibald Bertilmo in Grugfutt, Alexander Thomsoun, Robert Thomsoun 
and Richard Thomsoun, brothers of the said David. 

529. Resignation by Robert Alisone and Janet Gourlay, his wife, in favour of 

Alexander Roust, mason, and Margaret Douglass, his wife, of their right, 
kindness and favour in half an acre of laYid lying in Magdelensyd, in the 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw, held of Margaret Bellentyne, wife of Robert 
Hammyltoun of Inglismauchane. Done at Linlithqw, in the dwelling- 
place of the said Alexander Roust, the 2 of January 1567/8. Witnesses, 
. Thomas Cuthill, burgess, Domini Robert Townis and Archibald Fawup, 
chaplains. 

Folios 249-50. 

530. Declaration and Grant by George Roust, son of the late Robert Roust in 

Auld Aberdeen, with consent of his curators, William Park, elder, and 
William Park, younger, to the same effect as in No. 505. Done at Lin- 
lithqw, in Alexander Roust's house, the 29 of January 1 567/8. Witnesses, 
John Duncane, burgess, Philip Browne, mason, and John Were, near 
the burgh of Linlithqw. 

531. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Henry Rait, son and heir apparent of 

David Rait, burgess, and of Elizabeth Johnsoun, his promised wife, pf 
the tenement ^ and garden lying on the north side of the High Street, 
between the lands of William Gilmour on the west, the Common Vennel 
or the tenement of Michael Gibbesoun on the east, and the loch on the 
north, following on resignation by the said David Rait with consent of 
his wife, Isabella Goff, with reservation of liferent. Sasine given by John 
KnoUis, bailie, by the delivery of earth and stone and the shutting of the 
houses. Done on the ground, the 10 of February 1567/8. Witnesses, 
Patrick Lowre, burgess, Bartholomew Rob of Falkirk, John Johnsoun, 
son and heir apparent of Alexander Johnsoun of Falkirk, and John 
Knollis, sergeant. 

532. Renunciation and Discharge by Mr. Alexander Creichtoun, vicar of Inner- 

wik, in the hands of James Lewyngstoun, son and heir apparent of 
Robert Lewyngstoun of Braidlaw, acting on behalf of his father, 
of an annualrent of 40s., payable from the tenement ^ and garden 
formerly belonging to the said Robert, and now pertaining to Janet 
Flemyng, widow of John Sandelandis of Calder, in liferent, and to 
her son, James Sandelandis, in fee,!;lying on the south side of the High 
Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of John Kincaid on the east and 
the lands formerly of Arthur Hammyltoun in Ness of Kynnele, and then 

of Grahame of , on the west. Done in Linlithqw, at the east 

side of the Market Cross, the 14 of February 1567/8. Witnesses, Mr. 
Alexander Creichtoun, burgess of Edinburgh, Patrick Ure, gardener in 
Linlithqw, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 

533. Resignation by Janet Wallace, widow of Robert Gray, burgess, in favour 

of Patrick Auld, burgess, and Ellen Gray, his wife, of her kindly favour 
in I acre of arable land, now occupied by the said Janet, and formerly 
belonging to the Carmelite Friars, near Linlithqw, bounded by the lands 

1 On the site of Nos. 152-4 High Street. 

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now occupied by John Ademsoun on the east and the lands now occupied 
by Edward Wilsoun on the south ; also gift by her to them of all her move- 
able goods. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Patrick Auld, the 25 of 
February 1567/8. Witnesses, Michael Gibbisoun and Thomas Carribber, 
burgesses, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 

Folios 250-1. 

534. Sale by Robert Davisoun, son of the late Robert Davisoun, sometime 

living in Walkmyltoun, to Andrew iVIechell in Walkmiltoun and Patrick 
Davisoun in Baldirstoun, of his right and kindness to his late father's 
stedding and mailing in the town of Walkmiltoun, lying in the barony of 
Manwell and sheriffdom of Striveling ; price 40 merks and 2 bolls beir. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of Thomas Johnsoun, notary public, 
the II April 1568. Witnesses, Patrick Thomsoun in Manerstoun, 
William Lech in Ochiltre, and Archibald Cleghorne, burgess. 

535. Marriage-Contract between John Glen, younger son of John Glen, elder, 

in Wodsyd, and Margaret Wilsoun, daughter of Robert Wilsoun of 
Westir Scottistoun. The marriage is to be celebrated " in face of hal'e 
kirk and congregation " by Whitsunday. John Glen, elder, binds himself 
to infeft his son and his promised wife in the 40s. lands of Drumcorss, 
lying in the parish of Baythcat and in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw. The 
said Margaret's tocher is 260 merks, and her father is bound to " cleith the 
said Margaret his douchter in bak and bed as ane honest mannis 
douchter suld be cled, and sail gif the said Margaret his douchter ane 
pair of clokis of fyne pares blak with ane patlat of fine velvous, and ane 
france kirtill to be in the said Margaret's moderis will." Done at 
Linlithqw, in the house of John Glen, burgess, the 11 of April 1568. 
Witnesses, Gilbert Dik in Kincavill, John Mour in Drumcorss, John 
Blak in Cragingall, John Glen, burgess, and James Glen in Torphiching. 

Folios 251-2. 

536. Assignation by James Gadder, son and heir of the late George Gadder, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of John Glen, burgess, husband of Helen 
Gadder, sister of the said James, of his kindly favour of i acre of 
arable land in the barony of Littill Kettilstoun and sheriffdom of Lin- 
lithqw, bounded by the lands occupied by Mr. John Kello on the east 
and the lands occupied by Agnes Robisoune and James Moure, her 
husband, on the west and north, and the lands occupied by Janet 
Hammiltoune and Robert Bruss, her husband, on the south ; reserving 
liferent to Marion Hendre, mother of the said James Gadder. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the chamber of Thomas Johnsoun, notary public, the 19 of 
April 1568. Witnesses, Thomas Duncane and John Ingliss, messenger, 
burgesses. 

537. Receipt for 10 merks, being part payment of debt, granted as in No. 510. 

Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of Thomas Johnsoun, notary public, 
the I of May 1568. Witnesses, Archibald Cleghorne, burgess, Robert 
Smyth in Dunfermlyng, and Matthew Westwood in Abirdoure. 

538. Delegation, whereby Marion Scott, daughter of the late Andrew Scott 

formerly in Wodcokdaile, discharges Allan Jame in Wodockdaile of a, 
debt of 45 merks, and accepts as debtor in his place Patrick Craufurd in 
Manuelmyln. Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of Thomas Johnsoun, 
the 27 of June 1568. Witnesses, Robert Dawyell, son of the late James 
Dawyell, burgess of Linlithqw, Hector Jame, son of the said Allan, and 
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Folios 252-3. 

539. Instrument of Sasine in favour of David Young of Somerhouss in an 

annualrent of 10 bolls of oatmeal, payable from the mill and also from 
the 2 merklands of Strath, tenanted by John and William Flemyng, and 
lying in the barony of Ogilface and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following 
on precept of sasine by James Gib of Carribber, dated at Edinburgh 24 
July 108 ; witnesses, John Gib, brother of the said James, John Akin- 
heid, burgess of Edinburgh, William Patersoun, notary public, Allan 
Tod and Alexander Reid, servants of said James Gib. Sasine by Patrick 
Young in Culicantie, bailiff for the said James Gib. Witnesses to sasine, 
Andrew Straitherne, William Flemyng, James Myllar alias Provas, Robert 
Provas, John Jak, and John Mourheid in Straith. 

540. Liferent S^sm^, propriis manibus^ in favour of Agnes Scott, wife of James 

Grintounof Maltplum, in his lands of Maltplum, extending to one-half of 
one-eighth of the ^10 lands of Morwinsyd, now occupied by the said 
James Grintoun and Malcolm Scott, lying in the barony of Mailville by 
annexation and in the sheriffdom of Stirling. Done on the ground, the 29 
of July 1568. Witnesses, Robert Reid in Glennisplace of Morwinsyd, 
William Merschell in Middillquarter of Morwinsyd, John Grintoun' of 
Settreis, Malcolm Scott in Maltplum, and William Scott, his son. 

541. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Peris, son and heir of the late 

William Peris, burgess of Linlithqw, and of Agnes Davisoun, his 
promised wife, in conjunct fee in his tenement,^ lying on the south side 
of the High Street, between the lands of George Scott on the east and 
the lands of the late Alexander Glen on the west, following on resignation 
by the said John Peris. Sasine given by William Knollis, bailie of 
Linlithqw. Done on the ground, the 5 of Aug. 1568. Witnesses, Patrick' 
Davisoun in Baldirstoun, William Fawup of Lochhous, Robert Foster, 
William Robisoun and William Mayne, burgesses, Robert Morisone, 
smith, James Foster, son and heir apparent of the said Robert Foster, 
Dominus Robert Townis, chaplain, and Henry Saltoun, sergeant. 

Folios 253-4. 

542. Instrument of Possession in favour of Dame Jonet Creichtoun, Lady of 

Recartoun, in her part of the lands of Westir Hilhous, called the South- 
hill, following on decree of removal against her tenant, John Bell in Estir 
Hilhous, pronounced by James Hammyltoun of Kincavill, sheriff- 
principal of Linlithqw, and precept of removing, dated at Linlithqw the 
10 June 1568. Thomas Hart, procurator for Dame Janet ; Richard 
Loverans, sheriff officer and sergeant. On proceeding to execute the 
precept, the officer found that the ground was vacated, and he gave 
possession by putting a horse and a mare on the ground. Done there, 
the 14 of August 1568. Witnesses, William Jame and John Ingliss in 
Recartoun. 

543. Resignation by Henry Hammyltoun, son natural of the late Matthew 

Hammyltoun of Milburne and of Agnes Lewyngstoun, his wife, of his 
tenement 2 and garden lying on the west side of the Market Cross, 
between the lands of Mr. Alexander Hammyltoun, vicar of Carriddin, on 
the north, the loch on the west, and the lands of Robert Ross on the 
south ; by staff and baton into the hands of John Forrest, one of the 
. bailies of Linlithqw, for sasine to be given to Nicol Townis, burgess. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the dwelling-house of the said Nicol Townis, the 
18 of August 1568. Witnesses, Alexander Ka and George Townis, 
burgesses, and Henry Touch, indweller in Linlithqw. 

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Folios 254-5. 

544. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Nicol Townis, burgess, in the tenement 

and garden resigned in No. 543. Sasine given by John Forrest, bailie of 
Linlithqw. Done on the ground, the 10 of November 1568. Witnesses, 
Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, William Estoun, William 
Park, younger, burgesses, Henry Saltoun, John Knollis, Thomas Glen 
and George Townis, sergeants. 

545. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of Archibald Bruss of 

Powfoulis, in an annualrent of 20 merks, payable from the lands of 
Brighouss, lying in the barony of Ogilface and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, 
following on charter by James W^ethirspune of Brighouss, with consent 
of his mother, Elizabeth Hammyltoun, liferentrix of the said lands. Done 
at Brighouss, in the garden near the keep, the 5 of Nov. 1568. 
Witnesses, Patrick Bruss, son of David Bruss of Kynnard, Alexander 
Wethirspune and John Wethirspune, servants of the said James 
Wethirspune. 

Folios 255-6. 

546. Judicial Transumpt in favour of Margaret Bellenden, widow of the late 

James Dennistoun, Provost of Linlithqw, and now wife of Robert 
Hammyltoun of Inglismauchan, authorised by the burgh court of 
Linlithqw, of obligation by the said James Dennistoun in her favour ; 
recorded in the protocol book of the late Henry Foulis, notary public, 
then in possession of Robert Dawyell ; whereby the said Margaret 
Bellenden was to be re-entered in her conjunct fee in all lands which he 
had wadset with her consent, after the said lands were redeemed by him. 
The members of court were Charles Drummond, provost, William 
Knollis and William Robisoun, bailies. Procurator for the said Margaret 
and her husband, John Hammyltoun. Obligation dated 29 March 1553, 
in the chamber of Henry Foulis, notary public. Witnesses, Philip 
Quhithcid, Mungo Hammyltoun, James Hammyltoun and David Reid. 
Transumpt, drawn up by the notary public, our depute clerk of court, and 
dated in the Town-house of Linlithqw, the 10 of December 1568. 
Witnesses, William Park, elder, Robert Ross, John Cornwale, Allan 
Martyne, burgesses of Linlithqw, Mr. Alexander Coill, notary public, 
Thomas Kent, Robert Townis, John Knollis, George Townis, Henry 
Saltoun and Thomas Glen, sergeants. 

547. Discharge granted by John Makke, son of the late Simon Makke, in 

favour of George Bog, burgess of Linlithqw, for the sum of 50 merks, 
in purchase of the reversion of the " rood rigs " called the Plum, ^ lying on 
the south side of the burgh, and bounded on the east by the lands of 
James Ka and on the west by the lands of Archibald Wilson. Done at 
Linlithqw, m ^he house of William Estoun, burgess, the 23 of February 
1568/9. Witnesses, William Estoun, burgess, Robert Hammyltoun, son 
of the late Patrick Hammyltoun, burgess. 

548. Protest on behalf of Andrew Gray, Rector of Kellis, and servitor of Gilbert, 

Earl of Cassillis, narrating that he waited in Linlithqw Parish Kirk from 
3 in the afternoon till sunset, after due premonition, to receive from John 
Forrest, one of the'baillies of Linlithqw, the sum of ^100 Scots in redemp- 
. tion of the said 4 acres of land called the Over and Nether Lone Dykis ; 
that the said John refused to show him the reversion ; and that before 
he had counted 40 shillings or thereby of the money, the said John 
refused to pay the sum contained in the reversion, alleging that his sister 
Marion Forrest was infeft in the said lands along with the said Andrew 
Gray ; and further, that the sun had set before a beginning was made in 

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counting the money. Done in the kirk of Linlithqw, the 28 of May 1569. 
Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in Mauchleynhole, Mr. James Gray, 
dweller in Edinburgh, Alexander Ka, burgess of Linlithqw, James Mure, 
William Ka, son and heir apparent of James Ka, burgess, and Dominus 
Robert Thownis, chaplain. 

Folios 256-7. 

549. Instrument of Sasine, 7nore burgi^ in favour of David Wilsoun in Barres- 

toun, as son and heir to his father, John Wilsoun in Barrestoun, and 
of Elizabeth Keir, his wife, of (i) two tenements^ of land lying on the 
south side of the burgh between the lands of the late Robert Peblis on 
the east and the lands of John Merschell on the west ; and (2) of an 
annualrent of 7s. 6d. Scots payable from the tailrigs of the said tenements, 
lying between the lands of the late Robert Peblis on the east and the 
lands of Robert Young on the west. William Knollis, bailie giving 
sasine. Done on the ground singillathn^ the 13 of June 1 569. Witnesses, 
Patrick Glen, Rankan Mak, Thomas Toddoch and Thomas Fawup, 
burgesses, Thomas Glen, Henry Saltoun and George Thownis, sergeants. 

550. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Teddocht, smith, of a temple 

tenement ^ of land lying on the south side of the High Street of the burgh, 
between the tenements of the said John Teddocht on the east and west 
and the Plum on the south ; and formerly belonging to James Borthik 
and resigned by him ; following on precept of sasine directed to Nichol 
Townis, bailiff, by Lord James Sandelandis, Lord of Torphichin, and dated 
at Torphichin, the 10 of June 1569. Witnesses, Walter Colquhoun, 
Thomas Bynne and Walter Moure. Sasine given on the 20 of June 1569. 
Witnesses to sasine, James Robisoun, one of the bailies of the burgh, 
John Ingliss in Parkle, George Scott in Manwall, Robert Lore, John' 
Cuthbert, Thomas Mak, burgesses, Ninian Schoular, Henry Saltoun and 
George Thounis, sergeants. 

551. Resignation by Janet Ramsay, wife of James Borthik in Nuik of Morwin- 

syd, of her conjunct fee in the temple tenement described in No. 550. 
Done on the ground, date and witnesses as in No. 550, Skoular is 
designated " miller." 

Folios 257-8. 

552. Liferent Sasine in favour of Margaret Russale, wife of John Teddoch, in 

the tenement described in No. 550. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 
550. 

553. Instrument of Sasine, 'propriis manibus^ in favour of Gavin Duncane, 
burgess of Linlithqw, and Elizabeth Carribber, his wife, of an annualrent 
of ^20 Scots, payable from the lands of the Carmelite Friars, as described 
in No. 509, following on charter by Robert Wethirspune, rector of Kin- 
cardin o Neile. Done on the ground, the 28 of June 1569. Witnesses, 
James Wethirspune of Brighous, William Lewyngstoun, son of the late 
Alexander Lewyngstoun of Westquarter, Adam Watt, servitor of the said 
James Wethirspune, and German Duncan, son of the said Gavin. 

Folios 258-9. 

554. Assignation in favour of German Duncan, son of Gavin Duncan and 

Elizabeth Carribber, his wife, of the annualrent described in No. 553, by 
his parents. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 553 (except German 
Duncan). 

1 On the site of Nos. 249-255 High Street. 

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555. Consent granted by Elizamenth Hammyltoun, widow of Robert Wethir- 

spune of Brighous, and liferentrix of the lands of Brighous, to the 
infeftment of Gavin Duncan and Elizabeth Carribber, his wife, in an 
annualrent of ;^20 on the lands of Brighous, lying in the barony of 
Ogilface and in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, in warrandice of the annual- 
* rent described in No. 553. Done at Linlithqw in the wester house of 
James Wethirspune of Brighous, the 30 of June 1569. Witnesses as in 
No. 553. 

556. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Gavin Duncan and Elizabeth Carribber, 

his wife, in the annualrent described in No. 555. Done on the ground, 
the 30 of June 1569. Witnesses as in No. 553. 

557. Receipt for two 20 shilling pieces of silver of Scots coinage and two pieces 

of gold of Scots coinage extending to 44 , in part payment of debt, 

granted by Mr. James Browne, parson of Kirknewton, in favour of 
Philip Thomson, his tenant, as described in No. 510. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the chamber of Mr. James Brown, the 9 of July 1569. Witnesses, 
Walter Hammyltoun and Patrick Johnsoun, burgesses, and Antony 
Mertinholme, servant of the said Philip. 

Folios 259-60. 

558. Interrogatory made by the notary at the request of James Sandelandis, 

Lord Torphichine, of Andrew Ross of Wardlaw and Walter Mure, com- 
missioners appointed by his lordship to count and reckon with Peter 
Pollart for certain teinds and mails of part of the lands of Hilderstoun, 
as to whether his lordship had signed their report. They replied that 
the sum due to his lordship 4 of October 1566 amounted to 148 merks, 
but that his lordship did not sign the account. Done at Tortraven, in the 
house of Andrew Ross, the 18 of July 1569. Witnesses, James Glen, 
John Craufurd and Robert Archibald in Torphichen. 

559. Assignation by Andrew Ross of Wardlaw in favour of Helen Ross, his 

daughter, of an annualrent of 10 merks payable from the south part of 
the 10 merk lands of Hilderstoun, tenanted by Peter Pollart, James 
Atkin and Archibald Talyeour ; and also of the sum of lOO merks, should 
the said Peter Pollart redeem the said annualrent. Done at Tortraven, 
in the house of the said Andrew Ross, the 18 of July 1569. Witnesses, 
Walter Colquhoun, servant to Lord Torphichen, others as in No. 558, 
and Dominus Walter Moure, chaplain. 

560. Gift by Elizabeth Young, widow ot Patrick Hill in Auldkaithie, to her son 

Thomas Hill and Helen Walkar, his promised wife, of her kindly favour in 
3 oxgangs of Auldkaithie, lying in the territory of Auldkaithie. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 24 of July 1569. Witnesses, John 
Cornwale, Henry Saltoun, John Ingliss, burgesses, Dominus Robert 
Akinheid, gardener of the Royal Palace of Linlithqw. 

Folios 260-1. 

561. Renunciation by Robert Wethirspune, rector of Kincardin O'Neile, in 

favour of James Wethirspune of Brighous and Katherine Lauder, his 
wife, of the lands of the Carmelite Friars near Linlithqw, as described in 
No. 509, in which he had been seized by the said James. Done at 
Linlithqw, on the north stair of the house of the said James Wethirspune, 
the 21 of October 1569. Witnesses, Mr. James Hoppar, formerly prior 
of the Carmelite Friars near Linlithqw, William Lewyngstoun, son of 
the late Alexander Lewyngstoun of Westquarter, and German Duncane, 
son of Gavin Duncane, burgess of Linlithqw. 

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562. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Dik in Bankheid in one-half of 

one-eighth part of the ^lo lands of auld extent of Morwinsyde, commonly 
called Middilquarter ; and also in 8s. 6d. lands of another one-eighth of 
the said ;^io lands, commonly called the other Middillquarter, lying in 
the barony of Melville by annexation, and sheriffdom of Stirling ; follow- 
ing on precept by James Lord Ross of Halkheid and Melville, directed 
to John Ross in Tortraven, and dated at Halkheid 12 July 1569. Wit- 
nesses to precept, Richard Bailyie, Dominus Robert Allasone, William 
Bell, and Andrew Martyne, notary public. Sasine given on the ground, 
the 21 of November 1569. Witnesses to sasine, Allan Wauch of Mor- 
winsyd Hill, Patrick Hevisone, Robert Tailyeour of Wodsyde of 
Morwinsyde, William Merschell of Cokkishill of Morwinsyde, William 
Glen of Glennisplace of Morwinsyde. 

Folios 261-2. 

563. Instrument of Sasine in favour of James Wethirspune of Brighous and 

Katherine Lauder, his wife, of the Place of the Carmelite Friars, with the 
church, burying-ground, houses, buildings, greens, gardens, orchards and 
crofts, within the walls and the ditches of the same, lying near the burgh 
of Linlithqw and within the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on precept 
of sasine by James Hoppare, prior of the Carmelite Friars near Linlithqw, 
with consent of the Provincial General of the Order in Scotland. Sasine 
given by William Estoun, burgess of Linlithqw, on the ground, the 14 of 
February 1569/70. Witnesses, John Gibbison, younger, Archibald 
Cleghorne, William Park, younger, Thomas Thomsoun, baker, burgesses 
of Linlithqw, Robert Bynne, Arthur Brown, servant of James Gib of 
Carribber, and Alexander Allan, baker, in Linlithqw. 

564. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Akinheid in Strabrock in the one 

merk land of Stonpillar, lying in the barony of Strabrock and sheriffdom 
of Linlithqw, then occupied by the said John, and formerly by Adam 
Cunnynghame of Wanfurd, following on precept of sasine by Robert Ham- 
myltounoflnglismauchane, directed to John Knollis, burgess of Linlithqw, 
and dated at Linlithqw, the 9 of March 1 569/70. Witnesses to precept, John 
Knollis, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, James Hammyltoun of Briggis, 
James Hammyltoun, his brother, William Hammyltoun, John Ham- 
myltoun in Maklinhole, and Nicol Thownis, notary public. Sasine given 
on the ground the 27 of March 1570. Witnesses to sasine, Michael 
Bertane, John Frame, James Knollis, son of James Knollis in Newbottil, 
Alexander and Robert Akinheid, sons of the said John Akinheid of 
Strabrock. 

Folios 262-3. 

565. Liferent Sasine in favour of Marion Bynne, wife of John Akinheid of 

Strabrock, in the lands described in No. 564. Place, date and witnesses 
as in No. 564. 

566. Instrument of Sasine, ^r<?/rzVj' manibus^ in favour of William Ramsay, son 

of David Ramsay in Bangourlaw, in an annualrent of 40 shillings payable 
from the lands of Quhytsyde, tenanted by David Flemyng, and lying in 
the barony of Bathcat and sheriffdom of Renfrew, following on charter 
by Alexander Hammyltoun, son and heir of the late William Hammyltoun 
of Scheilhill. The annualrent is to remain payable until the said 
Alexander Hammyltoun shall pay to the said William Ramsay ^40 Scots, 
as dowry of his sister Marion Hammyltoun. Done on the ground, the 
20 of April 1570. Witnesses, William Creichtoun of Drumcorss, David 
Flemyng in Quhytsyde, John Forsyth in Blakcrage, and James Forsyth, 
servattt of the said David Ramsay. 



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Folios 263-4. 

567. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of Willian Caddar of 

Bogo, in an annualrent of 12 merks payable from the lands of 
Dawquharne, lying in the barony of Archbissait and sheriffdom of 
Striveling, presently occupied by Gabriel Lewyngstoun and John Jak, 
following on charter by the said Gabriel Levyngstoun, son and heir of 
Alexander Lewyngstoun of Terenterye, with consent of Margaret 
Grahame, his wife. Done on the ground the 27 of April 1 570. Witnesses, 
David Young of Somerhous, James Pennay, miller in Lymemyln, and 
- John Jak in Dawquharne. 

568. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Allan Caling, burgess of Linlithqw, as 

heir to his deceased brother James Caling, in the two roods as described 
in No. 439 ; also a conjunct infeftment in favour of the said Allan Caling 
and Katherine Bogill, his wife. Sasine given by Nicol Thownis, bailiff 
for the Hospital of St. German of the Star of Bethlehem. Done on the 
ground, the 7 of September 1570. Witnesses, Alexander Ka, Allan 
Martyne, Robert Bogill, Robert Mayne, John Peris, John Toddoch and 
John Hammyltoun, burgesses, and Stephen Baxster, sergeant of the 
Hospital of St. German. 

Folios 264-5. 

569. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Richard Browne, as son and heir of the 

Archibald Browne, burgess of Linlithqw, in a tenement ^ of land lying on 
the north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of John 
Thomsoun on the east and the lands of John Mak on the west. The 
said Richard Browne produced an instrument of sasine in the said 
tenement of date 29 February 1552/3 and signed by the late Henry 
Foulis, notary public, in favour of the late Archibald Browne and 
Elizabeth Coupar, his wife, following on resignation of William Wilsoun, 
burgess of Linlithqw, and Helen Hammyltoun, his wife, in which sasine 
was given by Robert Wethirspune of Brighous, bailiff of the Hospital of 
St. German. Thereafter the said Richard Browne and Christian Barre, 
his promised wife, were seised in conjunct fee in the said tenement, with 
reservation of liferent to the said Richard's mother. Sasine was given 
by Nicol Thownis, bailiff for the Hospital of St. German of the Star of 
Bethlehem. Done on the ground, the 16 of September 1570. Witnesses 
to the sasine of date 1552/3, Robert Fostar, William Teddoch, John Mak, 
Robert Bertilmo, John Cuthbert, William Johnsoun, and John Baxster, 
sergeant. Witnesses to the sasine of date 1570, Thomas Mak, John 
Teddoch, Matthew Keir, Thomas Barre, burgesses of Linlithqw, Robert 
Davisoun, servant of Archibald Wilsoun, burgess, Dominus Robert 
Thownis and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplains, James Ross, 
weaver, and Stephen Baxster, officer. 

570. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Andrew Gray, rector of Kellis, in the 

mill and mill-lands of Prestoun called Hoilemyln, lying in the territory 
of Prestoun and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, following on resignation by 
Robert Ross, burgess of Linlithqw, and Katherine Oliphant, his wife, and 
John Ross, their son and heir apparent. Done on the ground, the i of 
November 1570. Witnesses, John Knollis, one of the bailies of 
Linlithqw, James Ross, dyer, John Foulis, burgesses of Linlithqw, 
William Ka, son and heir apparent of James Ka, burgess, Peter Heggin, 
servant of the said Bailie John Knollis, William Quhyt, miller in 
Hoilemyln, Domini Archibald Fawup and Robert Thownis, chaplains. 

Folios 265-6. 

571. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Andrew Gray, rector of Kellis, in a 

tenement 2 of land lying on the west side of the Market Cross of 

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Linlithqw, between the Market Place on the east, the lands of the late 
John Thomsoun, burgess, on the south, the lands of Nicol Thownis, 
notary public, on the north, and the burgh lake on the west ; following 
on resignation by Robert Ross, burgess, and Katherine Oliphant, his 
wife, and given in special warrandice of the infeftment in the Hoilmyln, 
as described in No. 570. Sasine given by John Knollis, one of the 
bailies of Linlithqw. Done on the ground, the 2 of November 1570. 
Witnesses, Alexander Ka, Walter Hammyltoun, burgesses, John Ross, 
son and heir apparent of the said Robert Ross, William Ross, son of the 
said Robert, and Mungo Andersoun in Hillhous. 

572. Contract narrating that John Hammyltoun, burgess, son and heir of the 

late Patrick Hammyltoun, burgess, has borrowed £\i Scots from 
Edward Fawop, indweller in Linlithqw, and Agnes Merschell, his wife, 
who are to occupy rent-free, until repayment of the loan, and for two years 
thereafter at a rent of 30 shillings Scots, the forehouse of the said John 
Hammyltoun's tenement,^ formerly belonging to the late Robert 
Kennite, and lying on the north side of the High Street, between the 
lands of the said John Hammyltoun on the east, the lands of Katherine 
Glen and Henry Duncane, her husband, on the west, and the backhouse 
of the said John Hammyltoun on the north. Done in Linlithqw in the 
chamber of the notary, the 18 of November 1570. Witnesses, John 
Cuthbert, John Neilsoun, younger, John Fewar, burgesses, and Dominus 
Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 

Folios 266-7. 

573. Assignation by Margaret Dik, sister of James Dik in Bankheid, in favour 

of her said brother, of her lands of Overhillhous, now occupied by Robert 
Wakker, lying in the barony of Ogilface, and held by her of James Gib 
of Carribber in blench ; and also of 138I merks, for which the said lands 
are wadset to her by the said James Gib. Done at Bankheid, the 24 of 
November 1570. Witnesses, Robert Auld in Bawmechell, John Auld, 
his son and heir apparent, James Warden in Estir Jaw, and David 
Mongall, in Ovir Mongall near Falkirk. 

574. Assignation by Robert Auld in Balmechell in Slamannanmure in favour 

of James Auld, his son and heir, of an annualrent of 12 bolls meal and 
4 bolls beir of the measure of the Burgh of Linlithqw, payable from two 
quarters of Ovir Tartraven occupied by John Atkin, John Thomsoun 
and Thomas Atkin ; and also of 500 merks, for which the said lands are 
wadset to him by James Lord Ross, Melvile and Hakkat. Done at 
Bankheid, the 24 of November 1570. Witnesses, James Warden in 
Estir Jaw, James Dik in Bankheid, and David Mongall in Ovir Mongall 
near Falkirk. 

575.^ Personal Bond by John Forrest, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, to pay to 
Andrew Gray, rector of Kellis, by Whitsunday 1571, the sum of 
^92 Scots with 4 years' byrun profits, to be assessed by Charles 
Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, and Alexander Ka, burgess. Done 
at the Market Cross of Linlithqw, the 18 of December 1570. Witnesses, 
Charles Drummond, Provost, Alexander Ka, James Ka, Allan Martyne, 
and Nicol Thownis, notary public. 

Folios 267-8. 

576. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Robert Bissett of Querrell, as heir of his 
grandfather, the late Thomas Bissett of Querrell, in the following annual- 
rents — IIS. 2d. on the tenement ^ of the late David Mak, now of Thomas 

1 On the site of Nos. 366-368 High Street. 

2 Entered at foot of folios 266-7-8. 

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Mak, 5s. 7d. on the tenement ^ of the late John Hammyltoun, now of the 
heirs of Archibald Browne, and 5s. yd. on the tenement ^ of the late John 
Thomsoun, merchant, now of the heirs of the late John Thomsoun, 
younger — which tenements lie on the north side of the High Street of 
Linlithqw, between the lands of the late James Brokkas, now of the heirs 
of the late Patrick Hammyltoun, on the west, and the lands of the late 
James Hardy, now of Matthew Keir, on the east, following on precept of 
chancery, dated 4 Feb. 1 570/1. Sasine given by Nicol Thownis, local 
bailiff for Mr. Alexander Andirsoun, principal of the College of Aberdeen 
and Master of the Hospital of St. German, annexed to the New College 
of the University of Aberdeen, and superior of the said annualrent. Done 
at the tenements, vicissim et successive^ the 15 of February 1570/1. 
Witnesses, William Knollis, one of the bailies of the burgh, Patrick 
Sellar of Cowhill, Philip Quhytheid of the Park of Kyngcavill, William 
Bertilmo of Cauldcottis, Allan Martyne and Thomas Glen, burgesses, 
James Hammyltoun, son and heir of the late James Hammyltoun of West 
Port, and Stephen Baxstar, sergeant of St. German. 

577. Protest by Thomas Mak, burgess of Linlithqw, heritable proprietor of the 

tenement of the late David Mak, lying on the north side of the High 
Street, between the lands of the late James Brokas, now of the heirs of 
the late Patrick Hammyltoun, on the west, and the lands of the late James 
Hardy, now of Matthew Keir, on the east, that " there was a chaplain 
in Laithbert who alleged him to have the said annual of lis. 2d.^ doted to 
his chaplainry and by virtue of the same was in use of uptaking of the 
same as a part of the patrimony of the said altar of all years bygone, and 
also that the said Thomas had satisfied the said chaplain in fore-mail for 
diverse years ; and that he in no way be adjudged to make (double pay- 
ment but that he may have action of warrandice by the law." Done on 
the ground of the tenement, date and witnesses as in No. 576. 

Folios 268-9. 

578. Protest by Richard Browne, son and heir of the late Archibald Browne, 

burgess of Linlithqw, heritable proprietor of the tenement, formerly 
belonging to the late John Hammyltoun, lying on the north side of the 
High Street, between the lands of the late David Mak, now of Thomas 
Mak, on the west, and the lands of the late John Thomsoun, merchant, 
now of the heirs of the late John Thomsoun, younger, on the east, in the 
same terms as in No. 577, as to an annualrent of 5s. 7d. payable from his 
tenement. Done on the ground of the tenement, date and witnesses as 
in No. 577. 

579. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Bartholomew Beir, burgess of Linlithqw, 

and Helen Leirmont, his wife, of a tenement of land lying on the north 
side of the High Street, between the lands of Robert Cuthbartson on the 
west, the lands of John Thomsoun, baker, on the east, and the lake on 
the north, in special warrandice of one acre of arable land leased to them 
by Thomas Goff, burgess, and lying at the west end of the burgh of 
Linlithqw, on the north side of the road leading to Striviling, between 
the lands occupied by the said Thomas Goff on the east and on the west, 
and the road leading to Kynneile on the north, following on indenture 
between the said Thomas Goff and Bartholomew Beir and his wife. 
Sasine given by John Knollis, one of the bailies of Linlithqw. Done on 
the ground, the 9 of April 1571. Witnesses, Robert Bertilmo aud Robert 
Cuthbertson, burgesses, and John Knollis, sergeant. 

1 On the siteof Nos. 352-4 High Street. 

2 On the siteof No. 348 High Street. 

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580. Receipt granted by Mr. James Browne, parson of Kirknewton, in favour of 

Philip Thomsoun, tenant of the Kirklands of Kirknewton, for payment 
of 3 thirty-shilling pieces of silver amounting to ^4 : los. Scots, in part 
payment of debt. Done at Linlithqw in the chamber of Thomas John- 
soun, notary public, the 19 of April 1571. Witnesses, James Sumervaile, 
son and heir apparent of James Sumervaile of Humbe, and Nigel Myln, 
son of Andrew Myln, burgess of Linlithqw. 

Folios 269-70. 

581. Instrument of Institution in favour of Dominus Robert Allisoun, as chaplain 

of the Kirk of St. Leonard the Abbot, situated on the lands ofTorth- 
raven, with kirklands, mails, annuals and other pertinents of the said 
kirk, and that for service and suffrage to be made and done by him con- 
form to the foundation thereof, following on "letters of gift, disposition 
and presentation " by James Lord Ross of Halkheid and Melvile, un- 
doubted patron of the benefice and Kirk of Torthraven, directed to John 
Kilpatrick and John Atkin, and stating that he gifts, grants and dispones 
to the said Dominus Robert Allisoun the said chaplainry and benefice, 
now vacant in his hands by the death of his cousin, George Ross, last 
possessor of the same. Precept dated at Halkheid, the 21 of April 1571. 
Witnessss to precept. Hew Ross, brother german to James Lord Ross, 
James Stewart, younger, of Blackball, and James Sempill, servant to 
Lord Ross. Institution given by the said John Kirkpatrick by handing 
over to the chaplain the book, the door-key and the " dask " of the said 
kirk or chapel. Done in the said chapel, the 26 of April 1571, at six in 
the . morning. Witnesses to the institution, John Thomsoun in Ovir 
Torthraven, Patrick Fese and William Thomsoun there, and John Atkin, 
sergeant. 

582. Instrument of Sasine in favour of NicolThownis, sheriff clerk and town clerk 

of Linlithqw, of one acre of cultivated land, extending to 3 rigs of land, 
one butt and a headrig, now occupied by the said Nicol, lying in the lands 
of Poldrait, and bounded by the acre of land of Poldrait occupied by the 
late Janet Wallace and now by John Glen on the west, by the acre of 
Poldrait occupied by Gavin Duncane on the east, by the acre of Poldrait 
occupied by William Estoun on the south, and by the acre of Poldrait 
occupied by James Gibbisoun on the north, following on precept of sasine 
by Agnes Hammyltoun, feuar of Poldrait, directed to Alexander Suord, 
and narrating that in her urgent necessity, being without her husband to 
help her, and for her maintenance while in prison, she has sold the said 
acre to the said Nicol Thownis, to be held blench for one penny, if asked 
for. Precept dated at Leith, the 10 of February 1569/70. Witnesses to 
precept, James Muire, James Clerk, John Andersoun and Walter Peblis. 
Sasine given the 2 of May 1571. Witnesses to sasine, John Suord, son 
and heir apparent of Alexander Suord, Henry Auld, son and heir apparent 
of Patrick Auld, burgesses of Linlithqw, and Henry Thownis. 

583. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Nicol Thownis, burgess of Linlithqw, 

and Elizabeth Stoddart, his wife, of 4 acres of Poldrait, lying in the barony 
of Little Catilstoun and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, viz. : one acre occupied 
by the said Nicol, the second occupied by John Glen, the third by James 
Gibbisoun, and the fourth by William Estoun, to be held of the superior, 
Patrick Mongomery of Giffene, in feuferm for 13s. 4d. a year ; and also 
of the rest of the lands of Poldrait in special warrandice of the said 4 
acres, following on precept of sasine by Agnes Hammyltoun, Lady 
Dalmahoy, feuar of Poldrait, with consent of her husband, Alexander 
Dalmahoy of Jthat Ilk, directed to Alexander Suord, and dated at Leith 
and at Ratho, the 31 of December 1570 and the i of January 1 570/1. 
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Thomsoun, sergeant, Mr. James Hammyltoun, minister of Ratho, and 
Mr. Robert Wynrem in Ratho. Sasine given on the ground, date and 
witnesses as in No. 582. 

584. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Nicol Thownis, burgess of Linlithqw, 

and EHzabeth Stoddart, his wife, in 3 acres of Poldrait occupied respec- 
tively by the said Nicol, John Glen and James Gibbisoun, and redeemed 
by the said Nicol Thownis from John Glen and Elizabeth Caddor, his 
wife, following on precept by Agnes Hammyltoun as in No. 583, and 
dated at Leith 31 March 1570. Witnesses to precept, Thomas Hammyl- 
toun, Hew Scott, John Clerk, Walter Peblis and John Andirsoun. Sasine 
on the ground, date and witnesses as in No. 582. 

Folios 271-2. 

585. Proclamation by John Inglis, sheriff-officer, of Royal Letters of Charge, 

dated at Leith, i August 1571, and issued at the instance of James 
Hammyltoun, son and heir apparent of Sir James Hammyltoun of 
Crawfurdjohne, and tacksman under Robert, Bishop of Dunkeld, against 
the tenants, feuars and occupiers of the Kirklands of Abircorne, ordering 
them to pay their teinds and dues for crop of the year 1571 to the said 
James, and requiring the said letters to be read in the Parish Church of 
Abircorne during divine service. Done at the Market Cross of Linlithqw, 
the 4th of Aug. 1 57 1. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, provost of 
Linlithqw, James Robisoun, Walter Hammyltoun and John Cornwale, 
burgesses. 

586. Notarial Certificate of the open publication of the Royal Letters described 

in No. 5R5, in the Parish Church of Abircorne, John Crechtoun, indweller 
in the Kirkhouses of Abircorne, procurator for James Hammyltoun. 
Done there, the 5 of Aug. 1571, about eleven in the forenoon. 
Witnesses, James Hammyltoun of Bawhormy, George Hammyltoun, his 
son and heir apparent, John Johnsoun, son and heir apparent of Thomas 
Johnsoun of Deynne, William Borthik, Thomas Clarke and Thomas 
Grynlaw. 

587. Valuation of the teind sheaves of the crop of the year 1 57 1 of Mannerstoun 

and Bynnis, lying in the barony of Abircorne and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, 
by Patrick Sellar of Welltoun, William Thomsoun of Pardovan, Robert 
Wilsoun of Westir Scottistoun, and Alexander Mowbray there, under 
appointment by James Hammyltoun of Briggis, factor for James 
Hammyltoun, as in No. 585. They gave their oaths of fidelity before the 
said factor to ride and esteem justly the said teind sheaves after their 
conscient knowledge and understanding. Valuation of Mannerstoun : 
teind wheat, 3 bolls ; teind beir, 8 bolls ; teind oats, 36 bolls ; teind peas 
and beans, i boll ; Valuation of Bynnis : teind wheat, i boll, 2 firlots ; 
teind beir, 2 bolls, 2 firlots ; teind oats, 9 bolls ; teind peas and beans, i 
boll, 2 firlots. Thereafter the said factor warned John Falconer in 
Mannerstoun and William Thomsoun in Bynnis to give premonition to 
him or his constituent to come and teind with them before the crop was 
led in. Done on the ground the 28 of August 1571. Witnesses, the 
valuators. 

Folios 272-3. 

588. Renunciation by James Dik in Bankheid in favour of Archibald Tailyour 

of Wodsyde in Morwinsyde of one-eighth part of the one-seventh of one- 
eighth of the ;z^ro lands of Morwinsyde, called Wodsyde, which formerly 
belonged to Pr.trick Tailyeour of Wodsyde, lying in the barony of Mailvile 
by annexation and sheriffdom of Striviling. Done in the notary's chamber 



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in the burgh of Linlithqw, the 21 November 1571. Witnesses, Allan 
Wauch of Morwinsyde Hill, Patrick Tailyour of Wodsyde, and James 
Provand, burgess of Linlithqw. 

589. Assignation by Robert Thomsoun in Mekill Deichmont in favour of John 

Johnstoun in Mekill Deichmont of a six years' lease of 2 rigs of land in 
Hemflattis and i rig in Heidlands, which 3 rigs the said Robert held in 
tack from James Clerk in Mekill Deichmont. Done in the notary's 
chamber in Linlithqw, the 4 of February 1571/2. Witnesses, William 
Park, younger, and Archibald Cleghorne, burgesses, and William Wyiss, 
servant of the said Archibald. , 

590. Renunciation by Elizabeth Wilsoun, daughter of the late Edward Wilsoun, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of George Wilsoun, son and heir of the 
late William Wilsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, and grandson of the said 
Edward, of the right and kindness of four and a half acres of the Friar- 
lands besouth the burgh of Linlithqw, and of the steading and plenishing 
of Quhitburne, presently occupied by Thomas Chalmirris, and of the 
tack set by her late father of his tenement and tailrigs in the burgh of 
Linlithqw. Done in the house of Nicol Thownis, notary, in Linlithqw, 
the 12 of March 157 1/2. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, provost of 
Linlithqw, John Forrest, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, Allan Martyne, 
Alexander Kaa, John Cornwale, and John Thomsoun, baker, burgesses, 
George Chalmer, and John Logan, notary pubhc. 

Folio 274. 

591. Warrandice by George Wilsoun to Elizabeth Wilsoun, both as in No. 590, 

to keep her skaithless and free of all mails, grassums, entries, ferms, and, 
other duties that may be asked or required of her for all years and terms 
bygone in respect of her right and kindness in 4^ acres of the Friarlands 
south of the burgh of Linlithqw. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 590 
(except George Chalmer). 

592. Obligation by John Auld, son and heir of Robert Auld in Bawmechell, to 

pay to John Estoun in the Scottinflatt the sum of ;!^ioo Scots ; and by the 
said John Estoun to vest and seize the said John Auld in an annualrent 
of ^9 Scots on the 25 shilling land of Scottinflatt, lying in the barony of 
Torphiching and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done in the notary's chamber 
in the burgh of Linlithqw, the 10 May 1572. Witnesses, John Crawfurd 
in Torphiching, James Glen there, John Gillone in Wellhous of 
Torphiching. 

593. Obligation by John Auld, as in No. 592, to pay to Peter Leirmont in 

Cruhill the sum of 170 merks Scots ; and by the said Peter to vest and 
\ seize the said John Auld in an annualrent of ^10 : 3 : 4 Scots on the 40 
shilling land of Cruhill, lying in the barony of Torphiching and sheriff- 
dom of Linlithqw. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 592. 

594. Contract between Peter Leirmont in Cruhill and John Gillone in Wellhous 

of Torphiching, whereby the said Peter agrees to lend the said John 50 
merks of the 170 merks in No. 593, and the said John binds himself to 
pay to John Auld, as in No. 593, an annualrent of ^3 Scots. Place and 
date as in No. 593. Witnesses, John Crawfurd in Torphiching, James 
Glen there and John Estoun in Scottinflatt. 

595. Valuation of the teind sheaves of the crop of the year 1572 of Manners- 

toun, lying in the barony of Abircorne and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, by 
Robert Wilsoun of Westir Scottistoun, William Thomsoun of Pardovan 
and John Creichtoun of the Kirkhouses of Abircorne, under appointment 



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by James Hammyltoun of Briggis, factor for James Hammyltoun, as in 
No. 585. Valuation as in No. 587. Done on the ground, the 4 of 
August 1572. Witnesses, the valuators, and James Knollis, servant to 
the factor. 

Folios 275-6. 

596. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Knollis, burgess of Linlithqw, son 

of the late Mr. John Knollis, burgess, in a tenement,^ garden and tail- 
rigs lying on the south side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the 
lands of John Adamsoun on the west, the lands of the late John 
Thomsoun and John Forrest on the east, and the lands of James Ka of 
Rubunnis Greyne on the south ; following on resignation by Thomas 
Levingstoun, laird of Hanyng. William Knollis, bailie giving sasine. 
Done on the ground, the 24 of November 1 572. Witnesses, John Forrest, 
one of the bailies of Linlithqw, John Adamsoun, James Wauch, Alexander 
Suerd, Laurence Gibbisone and John Thomsoun, baker, burgesses, John 
Knollis and Thomas Glen, sergeants. 

597. Liferent Sasine of Janet Cranstoun, wife of John Knollis, as in No. 596, 

in the inner house and whole garden of his tenement described in No. 
596. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 596. 

Folio 277. 

598. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Ross, son and heir apparent of 

Robert Ross, burgess of Linlithqw, and of his future wife, Isabella 
Kincaid, sister of Clement Kincaid, portioner of Coittis, children of 
Margaret Rechartsoun, in a tenement'-^ lying on the west side of the 
Market Cross, between the lands of Nicol Thownis on the north, the 
lands of the late John Thomsoun on the south and the Loch on the west ; 
following on resignation of his father, Robert Ross, burgess of Linlithqw, 
with consent of Katherine Oliphant, his wife, to implement the son's 
marriage contract of date 30 January 1572/3, with reservation of liferent. 
Alexander Ka, bailie of Linlithqw, giving sasine. Done on the ground, 
the 7 (7f February 1572/3. Witnesses, John Bog, John Corn wale, James 
Ross, Robert Merschell and William Ross, burgesses, John Knollis, 
sergeant, and John Lawson, notary public. 

599. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Katherine Oliphant, wife of Robert Ross, 

burgess of Linlithqw, in the liferent of 2 quarters of the lands of Prestoun, 
now occupied by Alexander Gilmour, lying in the barony of Mailvile by 
annexation and sheriffdom of Edinburgh, on resignation by her son, John 
Ross, fiar of the said lands. Done on the ground, the 7 of February 
1572/3. Witnesses, John Ingliss, messenger, burgess, John Cornwale, 
James Ross, brother german of the said John Ross, and Robert Merschell, 
son of the late George Merschell of the said burgh. 

600. Instrument of Sasine in favour of George Dawling in Heichleing,^ in a 

tenement * lying on the south side of the High Street between the lands 
of John Peris on the west and the lands of Archibald Wilsoun on the 
east, following on resignation by George Scott in Manwell. William 
Knollis, bailie giving sasine. Done on the ground, the 1 1 of March 1572/3. 
Witnesses, Alexander Cuthill, John Peris and John Penman, burgesses, 
John Knollis, sergeant, and Dominus Robert Thownis, chaplain. 

^ On the site of the west part of Nos. 137-143 High Street. 

2 On the site of No. 4 The Cross, the family property of Ross of Hoilmylne. 

^ Modern, Echling. 

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601. Assignation by Robert Schawin Kynpont and Elizabeth Thomsoun, his 

wife, in favour of Walter Red in Kynpont of their right and kindness to 
a half oxgang of land, lying in the barony of Kynpont and sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw. Done in Linlithqvv, in the notary's chamber, the 14 of March 
1572/3. Witnesses, Allan Martyne and Archibald Cleghorne, burgesses, 
and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 

Folios 277-8. 

602. Instrument of S2isme, proprlis manibus, in favour of Thomas Kent, burgess 

of Linlithqw, in an annualrent of 1 1 merks payable from the lands of 
Cauldcoittis, lying in the barony of Carriddin and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, 
belonging to William Bartilmo, elder, of Cauldcoittis, EHzabeth 
Quhitheid, his wife, and William Bartilmo, younger, their son. Done on 
the ground, the 7 of April 1573. Witnesses, Alexander Bartilmo, father 
of the said William Bartilmo, elder, Henry Saltoun and Richard 
Balderstoun, burgesses, and John Balderstoun, his son and heir 
apparent. 

603. Obligation by William Bartilmo, elder, of Cauldcoittis, to relieve his son, 

William Bartilmo, younger, fiar of Cauldcottis, of the annualrent of 1 1 
merks as in No. 602, and also of 100 merks, being the principal thereof. 
Done on the ground, in the stackyard, the 7 of April 1573. Witnesses as 
in No. 602. 

604. Bond of Caution by John Hammyltoun of Grange in Kynneile for Agnes 

Robertsoun for the sum of 100 merks, being the redemption money of 
Youngarshillis and other 3 acres of land paid to her hy Mr. Robert 
Danelstoun, and consigned in the hands of Nicol Thownis, notary public, 
and paid by him to the said John, who redelivered it to the said Agnes'. 
The said Agnes Robertsoun binds herself that the money shall be forth- 
coming at her decease for the profit of James Hammyltoun, her eldest 
son and heir, or of any other of her sons having most interest thereto. 
Done in the house of the said Nicol Thownis, the 12 of May 1573. 
Witnesses, Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, Patrick Sellar, 
Nicol Cornwale, laird of Banhard, Alexander Menteith, Robert Ross and 
George Wilsoun. 

Folios 278-9. 

605. Instrument of Sasine, more burgi^ in favour of John Kincaid, son and heir 

of the late John Kincaid of Warestoun, in a tenement ^ of land lying on 
the south side of the High Street, between the lands of John Barrone on 
the west, the lands of Richard Balderstoun on the east, and the road 
leading to Recarttoun on the south. Sasine given by John KnoUis, one 
of the bailies of Linlithqw. Done on the ground, the i of February 
1573/4- Witnesses, James Ross, dyer, William Park, younger, Richard 
Balderstoun, John Knollis and John Thomsoun, burgesses, William 
Ingliss, servant of the said John Kincaid, George Thownis and Henry 
Saltone, sergeants. 

606. Assignation by AlexanderJMowbra in Westir Scottistoun in favour of Robert 

Wilsoun of Westir Scottistoun of all and whole his amicable favour, right 
and kindness in the lands of Mureleis and Fludderis, presently belonging 
to Alexander Stewart of Estir Scottistoun and Elizabeth Hammyltoun, 
his wife, and lying in the barony of Abircorne and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, 
in consideration of a payment of 10 merks Scots and a boll of seed 
beir, and further of the free grazing of 10 sheep, during the said 
Alexander's lifetime, on the said lands or on the lands of Westir Scottis- 

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toun. Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of Thomas Johnsoun, notary 
public, the i8 of February 1573/4- Witnesses, Alexander Moubra of 
Demane, John Moubra in Demane, John Dawling in Demane, Robert 
Moubra, son of the late Robert Moubra in Estircrage, and William 
Moubra, son of the late Peter Moubra in Carriddin. 

Folios 279-80. 

607. Assignation by David Ramsay in Blakcrage and Cristine Hammyltoun, 

his wife, in favour of John Ramsay in Bangoirmyln, of his right, kindness 
and favour in two oxgangs, with their houses, mansions, tofts, crofts and 
other pertinents, in Nethir Blakcrage, lying in the barony of Gaidar and 
sheriffdom of Edinburgh, holding of Mr. John Hendirsoun of Drydane. 
Done in Linlithqw, in the chamber of Thomas Johnsoun, notary public, 
the 17 of March 1573/4. Witnesses, John Inglis in Recartoun, John 
Smyth in Deichmont, and John Red in Littill Auchiltre. 

608. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Alexander Hammyltoun of Nethirfeld in 

Strathaven, of the lands of Poldraith ^ lying in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, 

and held of Montgomere of Gyffyne, following on precept of sasine 

by Agnes Hammyltoun, Lady of Dalmahoy, feuar of the said lands, with 
consent of her husband, Alexander Dalmahoy of that Ilk. Precept 
directed to Alexander Suerd and dated at Edinburgh and Strathaven, 
the 16 and 22 of July 1573- Witnesses, Sir Andrew Hammyltoun of 
Goslington, John Dawyell and George Bell. John Suerd is procurator 
for Alexander Hammyltoun. Done on the ground, the 24 of March 
1573/4. Witnesses to sasine, Thomas Suerd, burgess, Matthew Keir, 
son of the late Patrick Keir in Bonitoun, James Fyndelay, servant of the 
said Alexander Suerd. 

Folio 281. 

609. Assignation by William Lyndesay, living on the toft of the Hill called the 

Burne Bray of Clarkstoun, in the barony of Abbotskerss and sheriffdom 
of Striveling, in favour of William Burne, son of Archibald Burne of the 
Hill, of his right, kindness and favour in the said toft, reserving the occupa- 
tion of the house thereon till Whitsunday next to come. Assignation 
given with consent of his wife, Agnes Bard. If the said William Lyndesay 
fail to quit the house at the above term, it is declared that it shall be 
lawful for the said William Burne to take down the house. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the chamber of Thomas Johnsoun, notary public, the 7 of 
April 1574. Witnesses, William Gardnar in Philipstoun, James Johnsoun 
in Auldcathie, and Patrick Gibbisoun, son of John Gibbisoun, younger, 
burgess. 

610. Assignation by Elizabeth Wawane, widow of William Estoun, burgess, in 

favour of Nicol Thownis, notary public, burgess of Linlithqw, of all her 
right, title, claim and possession, tacks and interest in William Estoun's 
acre, lying in Poldraith, beside the burgh of Linlithqw. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the chamber of Nicol Thownis, the 7 of April 1574. Wit- 
nesses, Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, John Forrest, one of 
the bailies, Philip Quhitheid of the Park of Kincavill, Thomas Hart, 
servant of Lady Janet Creichtoun of Ricartoun, George Quhytheid, son 
and heir apparent of the said Philip Quhytheid, and William Park, 
younger, burgess. 

611. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Thomas Barrie, burgess of Linlithqw, 

and Agnes Railtoun, his wife, in a tenement '^ of land lying on the north 

^ These lands lie S.W. of the burgh of Linlithqw. 
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side of the street between the lands of Richard Browne on the west, the 
lands of Matthew Keir on the east, and the Loch on the north, following 
on resignation by Richard Thomsoun, burgess of Edinburgh. Sasine 
given by Nicol Thownis, bailiff for the Hospital of St. German of the 
Star of Bethlehem, superiors of the tenement. Done on the ground, the 
28 of May 1574. Witnesses, John Thomsoun, baker, John Skougall, 
Henry Martyne, Allan Martyne and William Robisoun, walker, burgesses, 
Edward Fawup, and John Knollis, sergeant of St. Germans. 

Folios 281-2. 

612. Relaxation by Richard Thomsoun in favour of Thomas Barrie and Agnes 

Railtoun, his wife, as in No. 6ii, of the clause of irritancy in his feucharter 
to them which provided that in case of failure to pay feu-duty for the 
tenement of land described in No. 6ii, for 20 days after any term of 
payment, the infeftment of feufarm should expire, and now providing 
that this irritancy should be incurred only if two termly payments run 
into the third unpaid. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 611. 

613. Interrogatory by Richard Thomsoun, burgess of Edinburgh, and Katherine 

Corbet, his wife, to Thomas Barre and Agnes Railtoun, his wife, as to 
what feu-duty was payable from their tenement described in No. 611, and 
answer by them that six merks was the annual feuferm payable thereon. 
Place, date and witnesses as in No. 611. 

-614. Protest for Richard Browne, burgess of Linlithqw, and Christine Barre, his 

f. . wife,^that the sasine as given to Thomas Barre and Agnes Railtoun, his 

i_.. . . .wife, in No. 611 shall not be prejudicial to the said protesters after the 

death of the said Thomas and his wife. Done on the ground of the 

tenement in presence of Nicol Thownis, bailiff for the Hospital of St. 

Germans of the Star of Bethlehem,. Date and witnesses as in No. 611. 

Folio 283. 

615. Assignation by James Wethirspoune of Brighous in favour of his mother, 

Elizabeth Hammyltoun, as a provision for her in her old age of his 
interest in two 19 years' tacks of the parsonage and vicarage teinds of 
Kincardin onele, granted to them jointly, the first, not yet expired, by the 
late Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, parson thereof, and the second by Mr. 
Robert Wethirspoune, parson thereof, both tacks with consent of the 
bishop and chapter of Aberdeen. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the 
said Elizabeth Hammyltoun, the 20 of June 1574. Witnesses, Alexander 
Wethirspoune, John Wethirspoune, Alexander Laudir and George 
Borthyk, servants of the granter. 

616. Intimation by Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow of Robert Wethirspoune of 

Brighous, given personally by instrument under the sign and signature 
of the notary to Mr. Robert Wethirspoune, parson of Kincardin, of the 
assignation made to her by her son, as described in No. 615. Done on 
the 21 of June 1574. Place and witnesses as in No. 615. 

Folios 283-4. 

617. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Henry Drummond of Recartoun, as heir 

to his brother, the late Henry Drummond, elder son and heir apparent 
of the late Henry Drummond of Recartoun, in the lands of Recartoun, 
lying in the King's Bailliary by annexation, and formerly in the 
sheriffdom of Renfrew ; held of the King as Seneschal of Scotland. 
Sasine follows on a breve of Royal Chancery dated at Edinburgh 
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sheriff principal of Linlithqw, on the 17 of June {sic) 1574. Witnesses 
to sasine, Patrick Lord Drummond, James Master of Elphistoun, James 
Chessolme, younger, Alexander Drummond of Meidhope, John 
Levingstoun of Abircorne, Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, 
Thomas Drummond of Corskapill, George Drummond of Ballauch, John 
Douglass in Nethir Howdoune, Thomas Hart, servant to Lady Janiet 
Creichtoun of [Recartoun], John Ingliss, messenger, Richard Loverans, 
messenger, burgesses of Linlithqw, William Bryss, Mungo Straytherne, 
Stephen Baxstar, sheriff-officers, and Andrew Ker, notary public. 

Folio 284. 

618. Liferent Sasine, propriis maiiibus^ in favour of Margaret Sandelandis, 

sister of Sir James Sandelandis of Gaidar, and wife of Henry Drummond 
of Recartoun, in the lands of Recartoun. Procurator for the said 
Margaret is John Douglas of Nethir Howdoune. Done on the ground, 
the 17 of July 1574. Witnesses as in No. 617 (except John Douglass.) 

619. Protest by John Ross, son and heir apparent of Robert Ross, burgess of 

Linlithqw, and fiar of half the lands of Prestoun and of the mill called 
the Hoilmyln, n^irrating that the said John Ross, along with certain 
tenants of Tarthraven, who were astricted to the said mill, were proceed- 
ing to cast dams and watergangs and to lay in water to the said mill, 
when John Levyngstoun of Prestoun came with his servants and stopped 
the work. Thereupon the said John Ross protested for damages and 
remeid of law. Done on the ground, the 28 of September 1574. 
Witnesses, James Ross, burgess of Linlithqw, Dominus Archibald 
Fawup, chaplain, William Quhyt, miller of Hoilmyln, Andrew Grawfurd, 
John Glen, John Thomsoun, William Atkin and Andrew Browne. 

Folio 285. 

620. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of William Aikman, 

burgess of the burgh of Deip, of an annualrent of 10 merks payable from 
a tenement and garden ^ lying on the north side of the burgh of 
Linlithqw, between the lands of Lord Ross of Halkheid on the west, the 
King's Peel on the north, the lands of Nicol Thovvnis on the east, and 
the lands of John Ferrear, James Gardnar, John Duncan, Alexander 
Rust, William Bell and Jam.es Robisoun on the south, following on a 
charter by William Knollis, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, in favour of 
the said William Aikman. Sasine given to Thomas Westoun, burgess 
of Edinburgh, procurator for the said William Aikman. Done on the 
ground, the 16 of May 1575. Witnesses, Dominus George Ross, 
prebendary of the Chapel Royal of Stirling, and Robert Bertilmo, 
burgess of Linlithqw. 

621. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibiis, in favour of James Dik in 

Bankheid, in an annualrent of 20 merks payable from the lands and mill 
of Neuk, lying in the barony of Mailville by annexation and sheriffdom 
of Striveling, following on charter to the said James by John Ross, 
feuar of the lands and mill of Neuk, with consent of Giles Crawfurd, his 
wife. Done on the ground, the 25 of May 1575. Witnesses, Robert Red 
in Glennisplace of Morwinsyd, William Borthik, miller of Neukmill, 
Henry Borthik, his son, Lawrence Gray, son of William Gray in 
Manwellrige, and Thomas Kessane in Nuik. 

622. Liferent Sasine in favour of Joanna Levyngstoun, wife of James Dik in 

Bankheid, in the subjects described in No. 562, following on resignation 
by her husband. Sasine given by John Ross in Torthraven. Done on 

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the ground, the 25 of May 1575. Witnesses, Allan Wauch of the Hill of 
Morwinsyd, James Estoun, servant of the said James Dik, William 
Merschell in Mydillquarter, and Lawrence Gray, son of William Gray in 
Manwellrige. 

Folio 286. 

623. Instrument of Sasine, propriis manibus^ in favour of Walter Bowok in 

Croftlandheid, in an acre of land lying in Thornnybank in the barony of 
Torphiching, between the lands of the Dominus Walter Mure, chaplain, 
on the west, Lammesyde on the north, the lands of Dominus John 
Pollart on the east, and the village burn of Torphiching on the south, 
following on charter in his favour by Janet Fownis, widow of James 
Litill in Torphiching. Done on the ground, the 21 of June 1575. 
Witnesses, James Glen in Torphiching, John Crauffurd there, William 
Burgess in Quoistoun, and Thomas Litill, son and heir apparent of the 
said Janet Fownis. 

624. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Nicol Thownis and Elizabeth Stoddart, 

his wife, in an annualrent of 40 shillings, payable from the Tolbooth of 
Linlithqw, in warrandice of an annualrent of 40 shillings belonging to the 
said Nicol, and payable from a tenement,^ formerly belonging to Robert 
Levyngstoun of Braidlaw, and now alienated to John Sandelandis of 
Caldour, lying on the south side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between 
the lands of the late John Kincaid on the east and the lands of John 
Levyngstoun of Castelcare on the west, following on resignation by 
Robert Levyngstoun of Braidlaw, patron of the altar and chaplainry of 
St. Antony situated in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, and of James 
Levyngstoun, his son, chaplain of the said altar. Sasine given by Patrick 
Sellar, bailie of Linlithqw. Done on the ground, the 24 of June 1575, 
Witnesses, Alexander Hammyltoun in Baithcat, Patrick Glen, burgess of 
Linlithqw, Patrick Hammyltoun in Ness, John Knollis, George Thownis, 
Henry Saltoun, burgh sergeants, and Robert Johnstoun, deemster. 

625. Ratification by Helen Makgill, wife of William Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw, 

in favour of Katherine AUero, wife of William Aykman, burgess of Deip, 
of the annualrent of 10 merks described in No. 620. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the house of the said bailie, the 10 of August 1575. Witnesses, 
Dominus George Ross, treasurer of the Chapel Royal of Stirling, Robert 
Bertilmo, burgess of Linlithqw, and Robert Wilsoun of Leith. 

626. Instrument of Sasine, /r^/r/zj manibus^ in favour of Henry Levyngstoun, 

son of Alexander Levyngstoun of Castelcare, a young scholar, in the bene- 
fice of the chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at the east end of Linlithqw, 
"for his sustentation at the schools, that he may become a learned man, 
wise and honest," on gift from his said father, who is patron of the chapel. 
Sasine given on the ground by handing over the key of the chapel, the 
10 of November 1575. Witnesses, Thomas Edward, Robert Smyth, 
burgesses of Linlithqw, William Baxster, son of the late John Baxster, 
burgess, and John Quhit, servant of the said Alexander Levyngstoun. 

Folio 287. 

627. Instrument oi Sdismt^ propriis manibus^'m favour of Henry Levyngstoun 

on gift from his father, in augmentation of the benefice of the chapel of 
the Blessed Virgin Mary, all as described in No. 626, a piece of land '^ at 
the east end of the burgh of Linlithqw, on the south side of the road, 
between the lands of Mungo Hammyltoun of Humbie on the west, and 
the lands of Andrew Myln, elder, on the east and on the south. Done 
on the ground. Date and witnesses as in No. 626. 

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62b. Renunciation by John Schaw, sometime in Estir Lennox of Slamannaa- 
mure, in favour of Alexander Tennand, now in the said Estir Lennox, in 
return for the sum of loo merks, all his title, right and kindness to one 
half of the lands of Estir Lennox, which he held in tack of the laird of 
Gaidar. Done in Linlithqw, in the chamber of the notary, the 26 of 
November 1575. Witnesses, Archibald Cleghorne, burgess of Linlithqw, 
Alexander Gib in Barrestoun, and John Falconar of Blakness. 

629. Instrument of Possession in favour of John Forrest, provost of Linlithqw, 

in the house, kiln and yard,^ lying at the east end of the burgh of 
Linlithqw, on the south side of the street, between the lands of John 
Park on the west, the lands of our Lady's Ghapel at the east end on the 
east, and the lands of Dominus Thomas Johnsoun, chaplain of the altar 
of the Holy Saviour situated in the Parish Ghurch of Linlithqw, on the 
south. Possession given by George Brock, servant of Mungo Hammyl- 
toun of Pardo^vin, proprietor of the subjects, by handing over the keys 
and shutting the said provost in the house and kiln. Similarly posses- 
sion of Cloksorowmyln - was also given to the said provost by delivery 
of the keys, stones, hopper, wheels, hoops and clapper whilst he was in 
the mill. Done on the ground respective^ the 24 of December 1575. 
Witnesses, John Hammyltoun of Grange, Thomas Forrest, son of the 
late Thomas Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, John Fergusoun, Patrick 
Hendersoun, William Smyth, John Peblis, miller, and Jerome Hender- 
soun, burgess. 

Folio 288. 

630. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Bertilmo, son of the late Robert 

Bertilmo in Reidheuch, in an annualrent of ^4 to be paid from the 4 
acres of Fewar's lands of Bonitoun, following on charter by Elizabeth 
Foulis, wife of John Grintoun, now living in Linlithqw. Done on the 
ground, the 2 of February 1575/6. Witnesses, James Johnstoun, John 
Makkilhois, burgesses of Linlithqw, and Andrew Mechell, miller, 
dwelling there. 

631. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Andrew Ker, notary public, and Marjory 

Jamesoun, his wife, a tenement ^ of land, lying on the south side of the 
High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of John Gibbisoun on the 
west and the lands of James Wethirspune on the east and south ; 
following on charter by Alexander Ka and Elizabeth Ross, his wife. 
Sasine given by John Forrest, provost of Linlithqw. Done on the 
ground, the 11 of May 1576. Witnesses, John Knollis, Henry Saltoun, 
George Thownis, burgh sergeants, Henry Touch, servant to the said 
provost, and Mr. Alexander Coile, notary public. 

632. Liferent Sasine in favour of Janet Smyth, affianced wife of Patrick 

Tailyour, younger, of Wodsyd, in one-third of one-eighth of the lands of 
Wodsyd, lying in the barony of Mailvile and sheriffdom of Striveling. 
Done on the ground, the 9 of July 1576. Witnesses, James Dik in 
Bankheid, Allan Wauch in Hill of Morwinsyde, Patrick'Smyth in Quhyt- 
syde, William Smyth there, Adam Warden in Gilmudoland, Archibald 
Tailyour in Wodsyd, John Heuvisoun, elder, there, John Heuvisoun, 
younger, there, Patrick Tailyour, elder, there, and Robert Tailyour there. 

Folios 288-9. 

633. Instrument of Sdis'xne^ propriis manibus, in favour of James Hammyltoun, 

secundus, a young scholar, son of James Hammyltoun of Kincavill, sheriff 

1 Lying on the west side of the ground described in No. 627. 

2 Stood on the outlet of the Boroughloch (now drained) on the west end ol Boghall 

Farm. 

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of Linlithqw, in the benefice of the chaplainry of the altar of All Saints, 
formerly situated in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the gift of his said 
father, patron of the said chaplainry, for his support in the schools. Done 
in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, at the place where the said altar 
formerly stood, the 13 of September 1576. Witnesses, Alexander 
Hammyltoun, brother of the said James Hammyltoun of Kincavill, John 
Gluffar and John Cornwaile, burgesses, and William Touris, carpenter. 

634. Obligation by John Ade in Whytrige to refund to Edward Merschell in 

Cokkishill the sum of ^16 foremail, which the latter has paid to the said 
John for an eleven years' tack of 18 rigs of land ; in the event of the said 
Edward being molested in his occupancy. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, the i June 1577. Witnesses, John Crawfurd in 
Cronarland in Morwinsyde, Henry Hart in Redding, William Glen in 
Glennisplace in Morwinsyde, and Henry Merschell in Cokkishill. 

635. Obligation by William Bertilmo of Cauldcoittis, to pay to Dominus 

Thomas Kent 11 merks, being annualrent of a bond of 100 merks on the 
lands of Cauldcoiitis, and also the sum of 20 merks as part of the 
principal, and the balance of the principal by instalments. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the house of Henry Saltoun, the 16 of June 1577. 
Witnesses, Philip Quhytheid of the Park of Kincavill, John Knollis and 
Henry Saltoun, burgh sergeants, and Richard Bertilmo, son of the said 
William Bertilmo. 

Folio 290. 

636. Contract between Marion Hammyltoun, wife of John Hutcheoun in Man- 

well, and the said John for his interest on the one part, and Alexander 
Hammyltoun, son of Thomas Hammyltoun in Parklie, on the other part'; 
whereby the said Marion and her husband let and set to the said 
Alexander all the oats, beir, beans, pease, wheat and rye of the crop of 
the year 1577 growing on their part of Mekill Parklie, and the said 
Alexander Hammyltoun binds himself to pay these sums of money and 
quantities of grain : — to William Smyth, burgess of Linlithqw, 24 merks, 
to Jean Flemyng, wife of David Crauffurd, Laird of Kerss in Kyill, 40 
merks, to James Duncane, burgess of Linlithqw, 12 merks, to James 
Hassintoun 7J merks, to Alexander Bynnie in Quhitbakkis 14 merks, to 
Patrick Smyth, brother of the said William, 16 merks and 3 firlots beir, 
to James Park 12 bolls of " saile " ^ beir and 8 bolls of " saile " oats, to 
John Neilsoun 2 bolls of " saile " oats, to Allan Maschat, hind, 4 bolls of 
" saile " oats, to John Inglis in Recartoun 9^ merks. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the notary's chamber, the 3 of October 1577. Witnesses, Robert 
Kincaid in Comstoun, Richard Richard alias Smyth, brother of William 
Richard alias Smyth, burgess of Linlithqw, John Scott of Manwell, and 
Archibald Cleghorn, burgess of Linlithqw. 

Folios 290-1. 

637. Robert Estoun, son and heir of the late John Estoun, burgess, sells his 

heirship goods and geir to Elizabeth Tod, widow of the said John 
Estoun, for 11 merks money and 7 linen shirts, to be delivered at the 
rate of one shirt a year. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 
8 of October 1577. Witnesses, Archibald Cleghorn, burgess, William 
Cleghorn, his son and heir apparent, John Gibbisoun, son and heir 
apparent of Laurence Gibbisoun, burgess, and Mungo Estoun, brother of 
the said Robert Estoun, burgess. 

638. Renunciation by John Rannald of Kirkhill in favour of John Gudlaid of 

Uphaw, of his lands of Uphaw, which he had laboured and used for 3 

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years bypast. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Aristotle Cuthbeitsoun, 
the 10 of November 1577. Witnesses, Aristotle Cuthbertsoun, burgess, 
Patrick Gibbisoun, son of John Gibbisoun, burgess, William Hammyl- 
toun, son of Walter Hammyltoun, burgess. 

639. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Libra Levyngstoun, widow of John 

Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, in an annualrent of six merks, pay- 
able from the tenement and garden described in No. 631, and belonging 
to Andrew Ker, burgess of Linlithqw, and Marjory Jamesoun, his wife. 
Done on the ground, the 12 of November 1577. Witnesses, Andrew 
Myln, younger, burgess, John Falconar, burgess, John Hammyltoun, 
vicar of Burhkennar. 

640. Receipt granted by Alexander Johnstoun, son of James Johnstoun in 

Auldcathie, in favour of William Fese in Cragtoun in the Brownelawis 
in the parish of Abircorne, for 40 merks, in complete payment of ^80, 
being the tocher of Elizabeth Fese, daughter of the said William. Done 
at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 21 of November 1577. Wit- 
nesses, William Bryss and James Davisoun, burgesses, John Wreith in 
Recartoun, James Powiss in Duntervye, and James Andersoun there. 



Folios 291-2. 

641. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Griselda Hammyltoun, daughter and 

heir of the late Archibald Hammyltoun of Meretoun, burgess of Lin- 
lithqw, in a tenement ^ and garden lying on the south side of the High 
Street of Linlithqw, between the common vennel on the west and the 
lands of the late John Archbishop of St. Andrews on the east, and the 
road on the south ; following on resignation by Janet Hammyltoun, 
widow of the said late Archibald, under reservation of her liferent. 
Sasine given by Patrick Sellar, one of the bailies of Linlithqw. Done on 
the ground, the 20 of February 1577/8. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, 
Provost of Linlithqw, Patrick Auld, John Cornwale and Robert Bogill, 
burgesses, John Knollis and George Townis, officers and sergeants. 

642. Discharge of Apprenticeship by George Roust, mason, in favour of William 

Bryss, mason, son and heir of William Bryss, burgess of Linlithqw. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the house of George Roust, the 21 of February 
1577/8. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, William 
Park, elder, and William Park, younger, burgesses, and John Knollis, 
sergeant. 

643. Discharge by John Hammyltoun of Grange and Jean Robesoun, his wife, 

in favour of \/Villiam Bertilmo, elder, of Cauldcoltis and William Bertilmo, 
his son and heir apparent, for 200 merks, in redemption of an annualrent 
of 5 bolls of meal payable from the lands of Cauldcottis, lying in the 
barony of Carriddin and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the house of James Robartsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, the 22 of 
February 1577/8. Witnesses, Patrick Sellar, bailie of Linlithqw, James 
Robertsoun, Philip Quhitheid of Park of Kincavill, and Patrick 
Kinloquhy, minister of Linlithqw. 

644. {Fragment.) For Katherine Glen, widow of Henry Duncane, and for 

William Duncane, attorney for Henry Duncane, son of the said Henry. 
Dated 23 February 1577/8. 

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VOLUME II. 

Folio 1. 

645. {Mostly illegible.) Discharge between Thomas Grandesoun and Agnes 

Burne, his wife, on the one part, and on the other part. Names 

occurring, but connection not known — David Hammyltoun, John 
Hammyltoun in Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Mungo 
Stensoun, laird of Heidmontscheils, and also one of the bailies of 

Linlithqw, the 8 of [' 535/6]. Witnesses, the said Mungo Stensoun. 

James Robisoun, Alexander Glen and Patrick Farle, burgesses of 
Linlithqw. 

646. Liferent Sasine in favour of Marjory Lyndesay, wife of William Sandelandis 
• of Hillhous, in her husband's lands of Hillhouse, lying within the 

sheriffdom of Linlithqw.. Done on the ground, the 5 of April [1536]. 
Witnesses, {illegible). 

647. Letter of Reversion granted by Edward Wilsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, in 

favour of Henry Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, as to two rigs of land 
lying on the south side of the burgh in which he was seised, as described 
in No. 116, binding himself to reconvey the subjects on payment of £(> 
Scots. Done on the ground, the 14 of Dec. 1536. Witnesses, John 
Hammyltoun, bailie, George Callenter, David Raitt, Robert Goff, Robert' 
Robisoun, Robert Hendersoun, and Patrick Knollis, sergeant. 

648. Duplicate of Adjudication in favour of Dominus William Cornwale and 

consent to a sasine in favour of Robert Robisoun, as described in No. 
161. Dated 6 May 1538. 

649. Instrument of Sasine in favour of Thomas Troup, burgess of Edinburgh, 

in a tenement ^ lying on the north side of the High St-eet of Linlithqw, 
between the lands of Stephen Wass on the west, the lands of James 
Robisoun on the east, and the Lake on the north, in special warrandice 
of a booth ,a stable, two rooms and brew-house, occupied by Andrew 
Quhithill alias Lowsoun, and an upper house and a piece of garden 
occupied by Elizabeth Gardner, lying on the north side of the street,^ 
between the lands of the said James Robisoun on the east, and the lands 
of John Saltoun on the west ; which subjects had been alienated by the 
said James Robisoun to the said Thomas Troup. Sasine given by 
William Dennestoun, one of the bailies of Linlithqw. Done on the 
ground, the 24 of May 1538. Witnesses, John Ross, James Robisoun, 
younger, Dominus John PoUart, chaplain, and Robert Hendersoun, 
sergeant. 

650. Verdict of an Assise held on the ground of the tenement^ of the late 

William Auld, burgess of Linlithqw, lying on the south side of the High 
Street between the lands belonging to the chaplain of the altar of All 
Saints, founded in the Parish Church of Linlithqw, on the west, and the 
lands of James Hammyltoun on the east, apprising the tenement to 
William Davisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, and his heirs in defect of 

^ On the site of the east part of Nos. 128 132 Hiyh Street. 

^ On the site of the east part of the Victoria Hall. 

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payment of an annualrent of ^6 Scots by the said William Auld's heirs. 
Done on the ground, the 10 of February 1538/9. Witnesses, Henry 

Forrest, bailie of Linlithqw, James Kent, Robert Scott, Craufurd, 

Edward Wilsoun, Andrew Scott, David Raitt, Archibald Cuthbert, John 
Jak, Nicol Sadillar, Andrew Greif, Andrew Mylne, Robert Gibbisoun and 
William Qphitrige, members of assise. 

Folios 2-3. 

651. Solemn warning given by Edward Stewart, tenant of the lands of Poldrait 

in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, to Dominus William Hendersoun, 
chaplain, to remove from 7 acs. i ro. of the said lands. Done at the 
Market Cross of Linlithqw, in presence of the notary, the 22 of March 
1538/9. Witnesses, James Nasmyth, David Bogill, Robert Hammyltoun 
in Briggis, John Hammyltoun alias Langjohn, Dominus Andrew 
Flemyng, chaplain, and Dominus David Uthoun, chaplain and notary. 

Folio 3. 

652. Appointment of Arbiters by Peter Cornwale of Ballinhard on the one part, 

and Archibald Hammyltoun in Akynheid on the other part, viz., William 

Hammyltoun of Grange and John in Haggis with George Kneland 

as oversman, to meet in the Parish Church of Linlithqw on the 11 of 
May next, there to settle a dispute between the parties anent the 
redemption of the lands of Ballinhard. Done in the Parish Church of 
Linlithqw, the 24 of April 1540. Witnesses, Robert Toddrik, William 
Robisoun, Thomas Hammyltoun and John Gray. 

653. Obligation by John Mongall to pay to Thomas Haw, shoemaker, the sum 

of 50 merks as dowry of his daughter Margaret on her marriage with the 
said Thomas. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of James Robisoun, 
elder, the 4 of January 1 540/1. Witnesses, Robert Callenter of Duratour, 
James Robisoun, younger, Alexander Levyngstoun in Falkirk, Robert 
Wethirspoune and Stephen Haw. 

654. Discharge by Thomas Forrest in favour of his brother, Henry Forrest, 

provost of Linlithqw, of the sum of ^20 Scots, being part payment of a 
debt of ^40 Scots, acted in the Court Books of the official of St. Andrews 
in the Archdeanery of Lothian. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the 
said Henry, the 4 of May 1541. Witnesses as in No. 261. * 

655. Loan by Dominus John Pollart, chaplain, to Thomas Lauder in Ricartoun 

of the sum of 26 shillings and 8 pence Scots, which the said Thomas 
binds himself to repay at Christmas following. Done at Linlithqw, at 
the Market Cross, the 21 of May 1541. Witnesses, Thomas Loverans 
and Thomas Young. 

656. {Fragment.) Dated 7 May 1541. There appeared in presence of the 

notary, Dominus John Faw, chaplain, with a complaint against Gavin, 
Bishop of Dunkeld. 

{Folios missings coveri?ig years 1541 io c. 1560.) 

Folio 4. 

657. {Fragment.) Execution of Ejection by Francis Johnsoun, officer of the 

Regality [of Brochtoun], under precept by John Logan, bailie of the 
Regality, of Andrew Johnsoun from the house and lands of Littil 
Saltcottis, and of the entry therein of Elizabeth Hammyltoun, wife of 
[Robert Wetherspune of Brighouse], liferentrix of the said lands. 
Instruments were taken by James Johnsoun, brother of the said Andrew. 



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Done on the ground, the 20 of September 1560. Witnesses, William 
Fergus and Patrick Gib, burgesses of Linlithqw, Andrew Gib, servant of 
*the said Elizabeth, Robert Neilsoun, John Tempil, William Allan, Adam 
Watt, William Alexander and Alexander Johnsoun. 

658. Letters of Procuratory by Marion Hammyltoun, daughter of the late Allan 

Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, to Thomas Akman, burgess of 
Edinburgh, to act as her agent in a suit between her and the executors 
of her late father and of the late Elizabeth Hammyltoun, her mother, 
depending before Mr. James Balfouiic, rector of Flisk, one of the Com- 
missars of Edinburgh. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the late 
James Hammyltoun of Sandehill, the 20 of September 1560. Witnesses, 
John Hammyltoun in Mauchleynhole, James Craufurd, son of the late 
Archibald Craufurd, laird of Hanyng, and John Hammyltoun, son and 
heir apparent of Patrick Hammyltoun, burgess. 

Folio 5. 

659. Marriage Contract between Archibald Davisoun, on the one part, and 

Janet Thomsoun, daughter of Stephen Thomsoun, on the other part. 
The said Stephen binds himself to pay to the said Archibald the sum of 
^40 Scots as dowry with his daughter. Patrick Davisoun in Balderstoun 
binds himself to cause James Davisoun, brother of the said Archibald, to 
resign his kindness in the steading of Walkmyltoun, in favour of the 
said Archibald and his promised wife, on the death of the liferentrix, 
Christian Grinlaw, mother of the said Archibald. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the notary's chamber, the 19 of December 1560. Witnesses, William 
Thomsoun, John Thomsoun, Robert Johnsoun, and Dominus Archibald 
Fawup, chaplain. 

660. Discharge by John Levyngstoun, laird of Castelcary, in favour of James 

Hammyltoun of Sandehill, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, of the sum of 
^40 Scots, which he has consigned in the hands of the said bailie on the 
24 of May 1 561. Done at the Market Cross of Linlithqw, the 11 of 
June 1 561. Witnesses, James Ka, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, 
George Tod, James Robisoun in Ouchiltre, John Inglis in Recartoun, 
Robert Bruss, son of David Bruss of Kynnaird. 

661. Discharge in favour of John Knollis, son of the late Mr. John Knollis, 

burgess of Linlithqw, on behalf of Robert Hammyltoun of Inglis- 
mauchane and Margaret Bellentyne, his wife, granted by Frances 
Johnsoun, Queen's messenger, on behalf of Robert Lord of Halyrudhous, 
of the sum of ^20 Scots, being two terms' mails of acres adjacent to 
Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the booth of Thomas Duncane, the 
II of June 1 561. Witnesses, Thomas Duncane, Peter Pollart, James 
Robisoun and James Ka, bailies of Linlithqw, Richard Knollis, and John 
Hammlytoun, sheriff-depute of Linlithqw, 

Folios 5-6. 

662. Letters by David Davisoun, son of the late William Davisoun, burgess of 

Linlithqw, whereby he appoints his sister, Marion Davisoun, Patrick 
Davisoun in Balderstoun, William Salmont and Thomas Goff, burgesses, 
his doers, factors and intromitters with his tenement^ lying on the south 
side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of Patrick Auld 
on the west and the lands of John Archbishop of St. Andrews on the 
east ; and also with the acre of land which he holds in tack from John 
Forrest, lying on the east side of the Lochmill, until his return home ; 
and whereby, if he fail to return or happen to die, he leaves these 

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properties to his sister Marion. Done at Linlithqw, on the stair of 
William Estoiin, the 14 of June 1561. Witnesses, Richard Young, 
Patrick Auld, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 

663. Mandate by David Davisoun to his factors, all as in No. 662, to pay to his 

sister Marion the sum of 10 merks, which he had borrowed from her. 
Place, date and witnesses, with the addition of David Thomsoun, as in 
No. 662. 

664. Letters by David Davisoun, appointing his factors (except his sister), as in 

No 662, his procurators in all actions concerning him. Place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 663. 

665. Discharge by David and Marion Davisoun, son and daughter of the late 

William Davisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of Patrick Davisoun 
in Balderstoun of the sum of ^4 Scots, being their bairns' part of gear of 
the estate of their late father, on which the said Patrick was executor. 
Place and date as in No 662. Witnesses, Thomas Gofif, burgess, 
Thomas Carribber, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 

666. Discharge by John Andersoun in Bordland in favour of William 

Hammyltoun of Humbe, on behalf of Christian Lestoun, widow of 
Cuthbert Andersoun of FouUisland, for the sum of ;^8 : 17 14, being the 
Martinmas mails for the third of the lands of Humbe, lying m the barony 
of Kirklistoun and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
house of William Estoun, the 21 of September 1561. Witnesses, 
Matthew Hammyltoun in Philipsloun, William Estoun, James Smyth in 
Pardowin, Philip Quhytheid, Thomas Bynne and Thomas Kellis. 

Folio 7. 

667. Assignation by James Wethirspoune of Brighous in favour of his mother, 

Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow of Robert Wethirspoun of Brighous, of 
the remainder of his 19 years' tack of the teinds of Kincardin, granted to 
him by the late Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, parson thereof, and also of a 
new 19 years' tack of the same, granted to him by Mr. Robert Wethir- 
spoune, now parson thereof, both grants being made with consent of the 
Bishop of Aberdeen. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said 
Elizabeth, the 2 of October 1561. Witnesses, William Forbess, 
Alexander Wethirspoune, Adam Watt and James Wethirspoune alias 
Barrone, servants of the same James Wethirspoune. 

668. Intimation of Assignation No. 667 made by the said Elizabeth Hammyl- 

toun personally to Mr. Robert Wethirspoune, parson of Kincardin. 
Date 3 October 1561. Place and witnesses as in No. 667. 

Folios 7-8. 

669. Notarial Act for Mr. William Creichtoun, rector of Coddilstanes, narrating 

that Robert Levyngstoun of Middillbynne owes him the sum of 50 merks, 
and also for the said Robert Levyngstoun, who claims to have paid ^20 
of the debt, which the rector promises to discharge on proof. Done at 
Linlithqw, on the ground of the said Robert's tenement, the 21 of 
November 1561. Witnesses, Mr. Alexander Creichtoun, David Creich- 
toun, Charles Drummond, Provost of Linlithqw, James Levyngstoun, son 
and heir of the said Robert, Robert Kincaid and Robert Houme. 

670. Notarial Act for Mr. William Creichtoun, rector of Coddilstanes, narrating 

that Robert Levyngstoun of Middilbynne acknowledged owing the rector 
^20 for the teinds of Middilbynne of the crop of the year 1561. The 



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rector's claim for the same is 80 merks, and if the said Robert prove his 
alleged payment of ^20, he will still owe 50 merks. Place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 669. 

671. Notarial Act for Robert Levyngstoun of Middilbynne narrating that Mr. 

William Creichtoun, rector of Coddilstanes, acknowledged that the said 
Robert held two reversions of 80 merks in all over the tenement disponed 
to him by the said Robert (see No. 397), and that if the said Robert 
proves the alleged payment of ^20, each reversion will be for 25 merks ; 
if he fail to prove payment, each reversion will be for 40 merks. Place, 
date and witnesses as in No. 669. 

672. Count and Reckoning betwixt William Estoun, burgess of Linlithqw, and 

Elizabeth Wawane, his spouse, on the one part, and Thomas Carribber, 
son of the late George Carribber, burgess of Linlithqw, on the other part, 
anent the kindness of the half acre of land which belonged to the said 
George and was occupied by the said William ; wherein.it is found that 
the said William owes the said Thomas the sum of ^9. Done at 
Linlithqw on the stair of the said William Estoun, the 28 of November 
1 561. Witnesses, Robert Gardnar, Richard Young, Patrick Merschell 
and George Lochcottis. 

Folio 9. 

673. Disposition by Alexander Craufurd, heir of the late Marion Craufurd, 

daughter and heiress of the late Richard Craufurd, burgess of Linlithqw, 
in favour of John Ferrear, burgess of the said burgh, for the sum of ;^'5o 
Scots, of the tenement described in No. 317. Dated at Linlithqw, in 
the garden of Alexander Roust, burgess of Linlithqw, the 26 of February 
1562/3. Witnesses, Alexander Roust, John Lyile and John Wyir. 

674. Motion by John Povvok, burgess of Linlithqw, for delivery of depositions 

and sayings which he had lodged in proof of his claims in an arbitration 
betwixt him and William Gilmour, wright and burgess of Linlithqw, 
anent goods and geir alleged to have been taken by Gilmour from 
Powok's house when the French were in Linlithqw. The arbitrators 
were Nicol Townis, David Rait, burgesses of Linlithqw, and John 
Hammyltoun of Mauchlinhoile. Povvok had asked the arbitrators to 
give a deliverance conform to his proofs, or else to have the cause again 
debated. Whereupon the arbitrators "incontinent gave over the said 
actions and causes in the hands of the saidis John Powok and William 
Gilmour to be at their defences, as they were before the saidis arbitrators 
were chosen." Then Powok made his motion as above. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the north part of the Parish Church, the 18 of March 1562/3, 
before the said arbitrators. 

Folios 9-10. 

675. Bond of Caution by John Park, elder, Burnehouss, and David Ramsay in 

Blakcrage as full debtors with Thomas Ramsay, keeper of the Queen's 
Park in Striveling, for the sum of ^40 Scots, to be paid by the said 
Thomas to John Sandelandis, Laird of Calder, for his entry to the lands 
of Estir Bangour, mill and pertinents, lying in the barony of Calder and 
sheriffdom of Edinburgh. Done at Burnehouss, the 24 of June 1562. 
Witnesses, Alexander Ramsay, John Chauslaw, John Ramsay, James 
Bird, John Bird, and John Ray. 

676. Discharge and Renunciation granted by William Knollis, burgess of 

Linlithqw, with consent of Helen Makgill, his wife, in favour of John 
Newlands, of an annualrent of 8 merks, payable from the said John's 



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tenement^ lying on the north side of the High Street, between the lands 
of James Ka on the east, the lands of the late Marion Crawfurd and of 
Ninian, Lord Ross, on the west, and the Queen's garden and peel on the 
north. The sum of ^30 in redemption was paid by Nicol Thownis, 
burgess of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said 
William Knollis, the 30 of June 1562. Witnesses, James Hammyltoun of 
Sandehill, Patrick Crummy, John Knollis, Thomas Jame and John 
Struthirs. 

677. Declaration by John Thomsoun in Grugfutt that John Alesoun, burgess of 

Linlithqw, had become surety and debtor for him to pay these debts — to 
James Murray 40s., to Thomas Cuthbart ^4, to Thomas Gyb 52s., and 
to the said John Alesoun 14s. 2d., all money Scots, and that he had 
consigned to the said John Alesoun for his relief, 2 oxen, 2 queys, i cow 
and calf, and the rest of his corn crop and goods on Grugfutt. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 19 of May 1 563. Witnesses, Steven 
Fyndelay, James Hammyltoun at the Schottis, and Thomas Johnsoun, 
notary. 

Folios 10-11. 

678. Personal Intimation by Mr. William Salmont, vicar of Bynne, to Robert 

Hammyltoun of Briggis, that he has set in tack for 9 years to Robert 
Levyngstoun of Braidlaw and James Levyngstoun, his son and heir 
apparent, his vicarage of Bynne. Done at Linlithqw, in the Queen's 
Kaichpeel,'-^ the 21 of May 1563. Witnesses, Mungo Hammyltoun, son 
and heir apparent of William Hammyltoun of Pardowin, Patrick 
Canewy,^ minister of Linlithqw, and Thomas Kellis. 

679. Declaration by Richard Clerk in Thinakirris, above the wood of 

Hammyltoun, on the one part, and by Thomas Mak, son and heir 
apparent of John Mak, burgess of Linlithqw, and John Fyndelay, on 
behalf of his brother Robert Fyndelay, on the other part, of the due 
implement of the contract between them by payment to the first-named 
party of the kyn-butt * for the slaughter of his son James Clerk. Done 
at Linlithqw, in the chamber of the notary, the 19 of June 1563. 
Witnesses, Mr. James Hammyltoun of Dawserff, John Knollis, son of the 
late Patrick Knollis, burgess of Linlithqw, John Mak, William Hammyl- 
toun, brother german of Robert Hammyltoun of Inglismauchane. 

680. Discharge granted by Alexander Ramsay in favour of his father, David 

Ramsay in Bangourlaw, for his bairn's part of gear, left to him in his late 
mother's testament, and also of all manner of goods and gear that may 
fall to him on the death of his father. Done at Linlithqw, in the High 
Street, the 2 of July 1563. Witnesses, Walter Hammyltoun, burgess of 
Linlithqw, and Mr. James Browne, rector of Kirknewton. 

681. Marriage Contract, in the form of an indenture, between Archibald Wilsoun, 

burgess of Linlithqw, on the one part, and William Dawling in Aichling, 
on the other part, whereby the said Archibald binds himself to marry 
Euphemia Dawling, daughter of the said William, and the said William 
binds himself to pay as tocher the sum of ^64:13:4. Done at 
Linlithqw, the 31 of July 1563. Witnesses, Robert Wilsoun, son and 
heir of John Wilsoun of Westir Scottistoun, James Snawdone, burgess of 
Linlithqw, and Robert Davisoun. 

1 On the site of Nos. 56-64 High Street. 

2 The Queen's tennis-ground on the site of the present Palace Lodge. 
^ A phonetic fonn of Kinloquhy. 

* Kyn-bote or assithment. 



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Folios 11-12. 

682. Obligation by Alexander Levyngstoun of West Quarter, then vexed with 

great infirmity and sickness, for him and his heirs to relieve James 
Wethirspoune of Brighous of the sum of 500 merks, part of the sum of 
800 merks, being tocher of Agnes Levyngstoun, daughter of the said 
Alexander, on her marriage with Harry Hammyltoun, son and heir 
apparent of Matthew Hammyltoun of Mylburn, and for payment of which 
the said James was cautioner to the said Matthew jointly and severally 
with the said Alexander. Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber of the said 
Alexander, the i of September 1563. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, 
Patrick Kanewy, minister of the burgh of Linlithqw,^ James Kae, one of 
the bailies of Linlithqw, Archibald Lewyngstoun, rector of Culter, and 
Robert Wethirspoune, rector of Kincardin O'Nele. 

683. Marriage Contract between Robert Bruss, son of David Bruss of 

Kynnaird and Agnes Crawfurd, his wife, on the one part, and Janet 
Hammyltoun, daughter of Peter Hammyltoun, laird of Baythcat, and 
widow of James Hammyltoun of Sandehill, on the other part. The said 
Janet is to bring to her future husband all the goods and geir, joint 
infeftments, tacks, steadings, and other goods and geir, which she holds 
as w^idow of the said James Hammyltoun. David Bruss binds himself to 
give to his son Robert and his future wife an annualrent of ^20 from the 
Grange of Bothkennar, in the sheriffdom of Striveling, tenanted by 
James Mour, and also to pay to them 300 merks. Done at Linlithqw, 
. in the fore chamber of the lodging of the said Janet Hammyltoun, ^ the 
25 of September 1563. Witnesses, Robert Hammyltoun, son and heir 
apparent of Peter Hammyltoun of Baythcat, Alexander Hammyltoun, 
brother german of the said Peter, John Hammyltoun of Mauchlenhole, 
James Craufurd, Patrick Cammeroun, and John Glen in Wodsyd. 

684. Personal Intimation by John Douglas, rector of Kilbryd, as assignee of 

Schir John Beir, chaplain, of the sum of 200 merks of the rest of a 
tenement ^ of land in the burgh of Linlithqw, sold by the said Schir John 
to John Gibbesoun, burgess of the said burgh, made to the said John 
Gibbesoun, on the high causeway of the said burgh, before his house, 
requiring him to make payment of the foresaid sum; to which the said 
John Gibbesoun made answer that he would make no payment as he 
owed no such sum. Done as above, the 30 of October [563. Witnesses, 
John Hammyltoun, alias Lang John, and Thomas Kent. 

Folios 12-13. 

685. Contract between George Tennand of Myddilquarter of Morwensyd on 

the one part, and Peter Pollart of Hilderstoun on the other part, 
whereby the said George binds himself to seize the said Peter in the 
lands of Myddilquarter, and to assign to him all contracts, obligations, 
and sums of money, and specially the sum of ^22 Scots, owed to the said 
George by Allan Tennand, and a further contract betwixt the said 
George and Allan, dated at Linlithqw, the 19 of September 1562, and 
with ingress and regress to and from the other half of Myddilquarter, 
held in feu by the said Allan ; and the said Peter Pollart binds himself 
to pay 200 merks to the said George, of which he gave 20 merks as arles. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Thomas Duncan, burgess of 
Linlithqw, the 27 of November 1563. Witnesses, Thomas Duncan, 
James Auld, Allan Wauch and Patrick Auld, burgesses of Linlithqw. 

^ The Church of Lialithqw was a burghal church at this period. 

"^ On the site of Nos. 223-227 High Street. 

^ On the site of the east part of Nos. 67-69 High Street. 



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686. Discharge granted by John Thomsoun, younger, in favour of John Ferrear, 

wright, burgess of Linlithqw, for the sum of*5o merks of his liferent of 
the said John Ferrear's tenement,^ lyi"g o"^ the north side of the High 
Street, between the lands of Nicol Townis on the east, the lands of 
Thomas Gudlat on the west, and the lands of Margaret Knollis, called 
Lambarttis Yard, on the north. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of 
Alexander Roust, mason, the 30 of November 1 563. Witnesses, Alexander 
Roust, mason, William Park, burgess of Linlithqw, and Schir Robert 
Townis, chaplain. 

687. Assignation by James Wetherspune of Brighous in favour of his mother, 

Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow of Robert Wetherspune of Brighous, of 
all annualrents, teind-sheaves and acres of land pertaining to him, until 
he redeem the lands of Little Saltcoittis, lying in the barony of East 
Kerss and sheriffdom of Striveling, held in conjunct fee by his mother, 
and wadset by him for 1100 merks to Janet Crichtoun, widow of Henry 
Drummond of Recartoun, and Ninian Drummond, his youngest son. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the i of December 1563. 
Witnesses, Charles Drummond, burgess of Linlithqw, and Thomas 
Drummond, servant of the said Janet Crichtoun. 

688. Renunciation and Conveyance by James Inglis in Hilhouse in favour of 

John Inglis in Parklie of the half of his lands and maling of the Hilhous. 
The said James, in the event of his disposing the other half of his said 
steading and maling, also agrees that the said John shall have it before 
any other at a price of 10 merks. Done at Parklie, in the said John's 
house, the 16 of December 1563. Witnesses, Thomas Hammyltoun in 
Estir Parklie, John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenhole, John Inglis in 
Recartoun, James Hammyltoun alias Schottis, James Thomsoun in 
Recartoun, John Feuar, William Smyth, John Alisoun, Matthew Coll and 
David Makkilhous. 

Folio 14. 

689. Obligation by Robert Ross, burgess of Linlithqw, to invest and seize 

Katherine Olephant, his wife, in liferent in his 15 rigs of land lying above 
the south-east part of the burgh. Done in his house at Linlithqw, the 
14 of February 1563/4. Witnesses, Adam Murray, servant to the Laird 
of Calder, James Ross, brother german of the said Robert, and Henry 
Gardner, notary public. ^ 

690. Redemption made by Robert Ross, burgess of Linlithqw, of a wadset of 

^100 Scots over his ^\ acres of land in favour of the late Robert Jame 
and Bessie Ross, his spouse. Payment was made to the said Bessie 
Ross and Alexander Ka, now her husband. The said Robert Ross also 
granted them a three years' tack of the said 3^ acres, with his 15 rigs in 
warrandice. Done at Linlithqw, in the Parish Church, in the place 
where the High Altar formerly stood, the 14 of February 1563/4 
Witnesses, Robert Dennestoun, parson of Dysart, James Ka,- William 
Knollis, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, Adam Murray, servant to John 
Sandelandis, Laird of Calder, and Nicol Thownis, Henry Gardinar and 
Mr. Alexander Coll, notaries public. 

691. Caution by John Cornwall, with relief by James Ka and Alexander Ka, all 

burgesses of Linlithqw, in favour of Archibald Jame, son and heir of the 
late Robert Jame, burgess of Linlithqw, and of Elizabeth Ross, now wife 
of Alexander Ka, that the sum of ^^loo paid as in No. 690 shall be 
forthcoming to the said heir on the death of his mother. Place and date 
as in No. 690. Witnesses also in No. 690, except James Ka, and with 
the addition of John Eistoun, elder. 

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Folios 14-15. 

692. Depositum with James Wethirspune, provost of Linlithqw, by Elizabeth 

Douglass, widow of Alexander Lewyngstoun of West Quarter, of the 
following goods and geir of her late husband, for which the said provost 
binds himself to keep her skaithless — " Fouer feddir beddis, thre bostaris, 
ix coddis, tua pair of plading doubill blankattis, tua pair of unwalkit 
quhit blankattis, tua new arrass werkis, lynit with hardin, fouer auld 
arress werkis, tua lynit with quhit and twa with hardin, tua coveringis of 
beddis maid of quhit woll and black woll without lynyng, vii pair of small 
schetis, vii pair of hardin scheitis, vii cod-wairis. Item the napre, in the 
first, vi lynnyng burd clayths with ane dornyk burd clayth, fouer round 
burd clayths of small hardin, ten servitouris of ell braid lynnyng, fouer 
servitoui is of dornyk, viii round servitouris, fyve burd clayths, fouer of 
lynnyng and ane of dornyk, fouer lang hardin towells, sex pece of curtenis 
of lynnyng with the leggis. Item ane cannabe with the curtenis and 
coveringis half selk half wersat with ane hed of welwat, ane burd clayth 
of arress werk lynit with hardin, ane greyne burd clayth, sex cusanis 
sewit with flandirris wersat, tua auld cusanis, ane pair of curtenis of 
greyne wersat with the leggis, tua pair of curtenis red and yallow 
flandirris wersat. Item ane aile cruk, any yrne tangis, tua quhelis, ane 
pair of tablis, ane pair of woll kames of irne, ane rosting irne, ane guss 
pane of irne, tua baskattis, ane creill, ane bakin clacht, the abulyement 
of his bodie, ane cott of crammase welwat, ane cott of blak welwat, ane 
gray cott, ane tartane cott, ane pair of hoiss of purpour stemmyng drawin 
with yallow taffiteis, ane pair of gray hoiss, ane jak coverit with blak and 
quhit cammess, ane doublat of bombase with platis, ane welwoiss bonat, 
ane tua-handit surd, ane clok of Paris blak begarit with welwat, xviii pair 
thre odd hornis of gold, ane schell of ane bonet of stele, ane cammess 
doublat. Item ane roundale, four stubs, ane iren chymnay, ane cruk of 
irne, four pottis, thre pannis, ane auld basyne, ane chyir, xvi platis of 
tyne, viii comptersettis, xi curschouris, ane tyne quart, ane tyne pynt, tua 
ropis of irne, ane irne ladill, tua spetis, tua treyne quhart stoupis, fyve 
rowbouris, ane flesche stand, ane beir barrell wantand the heid, ane dry 
wair pyip in James Robisoune, tua kistis, vi chandellaris, ane basyne ^ 
and ane lavar of peudir, ane silver coupe, ane saltfat with the cover of 
silver, sex spounis of silver, ane pestell and mortar of coppir, ane tyne 
flacone, ane bell vvanttand the tung, thre bikkeris, ane of thame with ane 
cover, ane cofifer, ane litigant bed, with ane palyeis of hardin, ane tub, 
ane littill bott, ane coupe of gl^ss, Alexander awin surd, ane hevi ax, ane 
quhite spindill of irne." Done at Linlithqw, in the wester lodging of the 
said provost, the 26 of February 1563/4. Witnesses, Mr. James Levyng- 
stoun of Bawdorme, Charles Drummond, burgess of Linlithqw, Robert 
Wethirspoune, parson of Kincardin Onele, Archibald Levyngstoun, 
parson of Culter, Alexander Wethirspune and William Fergus, servants 
of the provost, Walter Ferguson in Westquarter, John Knollis and John 
Falconar, burgh oflficers, and Nicol Townis, notary public and clerk of 
the burgh and shire of Linlithqw. 

693. Premonition by John Johnsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, to George Wilsoun, 

son and heir of the late William Wilsoun, burgess, Helen Hammyltoun, 
his mother, and John Cornwale, now her husband, to appear in the 
parish church of Linlithqw, at the place where the altar of St. Michael 
the Archangel formerly stood, on the 20 day of May' next to come, to 
receive payment of ^20 Scots in redemption of an annual rent of 2 bolls 
of barley, payable from the said John Johnsoun's acre,^ lying within the 
burgh of Linlithqw, between the lands of the late James Hammyltoun on 
the east, and the lands of George Bog on the west. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the garden of Margaret Knollis, called Lambart's Yard, and in the 

^ Bormarly known as the Guild Acre, 



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residence of the said Helen Hammyltoun, the 23 of March 1563/4. 
Witnesses, Michael Gibbisoun, Alexander Ka, one of the bailies of 
Linlithqw, Robert Townis, George Dennestoun, Alexander Hammyltoun, 
son and heir apparent of Mungo Hammyltoun. 



Folios 15-16. 

694. Inventory of Books delivered by Mr. James Browne, parson of Kirk- 
newtoun, to Janet Hammyltoun, wife of Archibald Hammyltoun of 
Meritoun, because the said Archibald was not present, for and on behalf 
of John, Archbishop of St. Andrews, under a missive by him to that 
effect. These books, which belonged to the Archbishop, had been lent 
to the said parson. 

■ Johannes Arboreus in Proverbia in albis. 
Cathera in Genesis in albis. 
Titelmannus in Psalterium in albis. 
Opera Anselmi in nigris. 

Petrus Lombardus in Psalterium in valvis nigris. 
Basilius Magnus in valvis nigris. 
Athanasius in Epistolas Pauli in valvis nigris. 
Opera Bernardi in albis. 
Epitome Augustini in valvis rubris. 
Opera Clementis in valvis rubris ligneis. 
Opus Ruperti in Prophetas in valvis ligneis rubris. 
Opera Ambrosi in albis. 
Tomus nonus Hieronimi in albis. 
Tomus octavus Augustini in albis. 
Tomus Septimus Augustini in albis. 
Tomus quintus Augustini in albis, et sextus tomus eiusdem in uno 

volumine. 
Opera Gregorii valvis nigris ligneis. 
Tertius, quartus, nonus, et decimus tomi Augustini, duobus 

voluminibus, valvis rubris ligneis. 
Concordantiae Bibliorum valvis rubris ligneis. 
Originis quinque tomi voluminibus doubus, valvis rubris ligneis. 
Annotationes Crasini in Novum Testamentum, valvis nigris ligneis. 
Nonni poetas in evangelium Johannis paraphrasis in albis. 
^ Evangelicas cantiones dominicales Petri Arcopei in albis. 

In Humanis. 

Observantiae in Ciceronem, valvis nigris ligneis. 

Adagia Erasmita, valvis nigris non ligneis. 

Diogenes Lasrtii Historia de Philosophis, valvis nigris ligneis. 

Pomponius Mela, valvis nigris. 

Budaeus de Asse, valvis nigris. 

Adrianus de modis Latine loquendi, valvis rubris. 

Oratio pro Sexto Rossio in albis. 

Cicero de Divinatione in albis. 

Opusculum Plinii Secundi [Historiie] Naturalis in albis. 

Angeli Politiani Epistolae, valvis rubris. 

Rhetorica Ciceronis ad Herennium, valvis nigris. 

Walderatio in Rhetoricam Ciceronis, valvis nigris. 

Jacobus Ladoicus de Electione et oratoria Collatione, valvis nigris. 

Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said Archibald Hammyltoun, the 
19 of April 1564. Witnesses, James Hammyltoun of Boithvvelhaucht, 
Edward Wilsoun and John Duncane, burgesses, Alexander Allane, baker, 
of the said burgh, and John NychoU in the Carmouris bewest Falkirk, 



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Folio 16. 

695. Assignation by James Aiild in Sevenhouses, in favour of his son Alexander 

Auld in Bawmechell, of his kindness, right and title to the 36 shilling 
land of Lennox, lying in the barony of Slamannanmoor and sheriffdom 
of Striveling. The son binds himself to pay to his father the sum of 
115 merks, and a further sum of 40 shillings yearly during the father's 
lifetime. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of William Estoun, burgess, 
the 29 of April 1564. Witnesses, Peter PoUart of Hilderstoun, William 
Pollart of Rattonraw, and Robert Ross, son of Andrew Ross of Wardlaw. 

Folio 17. 

696. Charge given by Adam Cunynghame of Westfurd, procurator for Robert 

Clerk and Elizabeth Schaw, portioners of the 6 merk lands of Craigrossie, 
lying in the barony of Craigrossie and sheriffdom of Perth, to Robert 
Lord Elphinstoun, as superior of the said lands, to infeft the said parties 
therein. The charge was directed furth of the Royal Chancery. The 
procurator proceeded to the manor and place of Elphinstoun, being the 
principal habitation of the said Earl, and there " soicht and serchit the 
personale presence of the said nobill lord, superior of the said sex merkis 
wortht of land, and becauss he culd not apprehend his personale 
presence he past to the yett and entress of the said place and thair be 
oppin voce efter that he had knokkit sindry tymes at the said yett he 
oppynlie chargit the said Robart superior forsaid to enter the saidis 
Robert and Elizabeth portionaris respectively forsaid to the saidis landis 
. . . and efter affixit and left the said charges upoun the said yett." Done 
at Elphinstoun at the foryett thairof, the 4 of May 1564. Witnesses, 
John Abircrummy, James Wilsoun, and Robert Bertilmo, burgesses of 
Linlithqw. 

697. Tack by Margaret Knollis, daughter of the late Mr. George Knollis. in 

favour of William Knollis, burgess of Linlithqw, and Helen Mackgyll, nis 
wife, of her tenement of land lying in the burgh of Linlithqw in Lord 
Ross's Close,^ together with her garden and yard called Lambartis yard, 
for the space of 9 years from Whitsunday 1564; under declaration that 
the tack should expire on failure to pay the rent at the terms when due 
or within 40 days thereafter. Done at Linlithqw, in the dwelling-house 
of said William Knollis, the 8 of May 1564. Witnesses, Robert Ross, 
P^obert Gardinar, Patrick Auld, burgesses, Schir Archibald Fawopi and 
Robert Townis. 

698. Receipt granted by Nicol Townis, burgess of Linlithqw, on behalf of 

Matthew Hammyltoun of Mylburne, in favour of Robert Levyngstoun of 
Braidlavv, for the sum of 490 merks for the redemption of the lands of 
Hingandsyd, lying in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, and obligation by the 
said Nicol to keep the said sum till the said Matthew sends to the said 
Robert a discharge therefor. Done at Linlithqw, in' the house of the 
said Robert Levyngstoun, the 10 of May 1564. Witnesses, James 
Stensoun of Hirdmontscheles, Adam Murray, servant to the laird of 
Gaidar, William Estoun, burgess, Thomas Hendre, William Knollis, one 
of the bailies of Linlithqw, John Falconar, sergeant, and Henry 
Gardenar, notary public. 

699. Protest by Andrew Gray, rector of Kellis, narrating that he had appeared 

in the south aisle, commonly called St. Katherine's aisle, in the Parish 
Church of Linlithqw, in terms of warning given to him by John Forrest, 
burgess of Linlithqw, to receive ^100 Scots in redemption of the said 
John's 4 acres of land, called the Lonyng Dykes, over and nether, lying in 
the territory of Linlithqw, and occupied by John Mekill, and that the said 

^ Now the Fleshinarket Close. 



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John, after counting out the money, had refused delivery to the said 
Andrew, but had consigned the money into the hands of Charles 
Drummond. The said Andrew offered to carry out the conditions of the 
reversion and protested that the consignation was contrary to the laws of 
this realm, Charles Drummond being neither provost nor bailie for the 
time being. Done in the aisle foresaid, the 20 of May 1564. Witnesses, 
Peter Cornwale of Banhard, Nicol Cornwale, his son and heir apparent, 
Patrick Auld, David Rait, Mr.»John Kello, John Hammyltoun of 
Mauchlenholl, and Henry Gardinar, notary public. 

Folio 18. 

700. Notarial Record for John Forrest, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, that the 

premonition to Andrew Gray, as in No. 699, had been read openly and 
acknowledged by the said Andrew to be lawful and sufficient, and that 
the said John had duly counted out the redemption price of ^100 Scots. 
Place, date and witnesses as in No. 699. 

701. Payment«by John Johnsoun of the sum of ^20 Scots in redemption of the 

annualrent described in No. 693, and consignation of the said sum in 
the hands of Edward Wilsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, grandfather of 
George Wilsoun, in respect that neither he nor his mother nor her 
present husband would receive it. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of 
John Cornwale and his wife, the 20 of May 1564. Witnesses, Michael 
Gibbisoun, Thomas Goff and David Raitt, burgesses. 

702. Instrument of Warding of James Ramsay of Quhitlaw in Blakness Castle 

by James Hammyltoun of Kincavill, sheriff principal of the sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw and captain of the castle, under letters by the Queen and her 
Great Council. Done in the garden next the castle, at four in the morning, 
the 31 of May 1564. Witnesses, Andrew Houme, John Houme, Robert 
Ross, son of Andrew Ross of Wardlaw, Robert Munro, and Patrick 
Hammyltoun, son of the sheriff. 

703. Notarial Record for Patrick Walkar, elder, in Badlormy, and his sons 

Robert and Patrick, that James Gib of Carribber had agreed to grant a 
nineteen years' tack of the 40 shilling lands of Over Hillhous, lying in the 
barony of Ouchilface and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, for payment of the 
sum of ^100 Scots and 12 merks of yearly mail, with entry at Whit- 
sunday 1564. In respect of which the said James had received a testane 
as arles and part payment in presence of the laird of Sawquhy, 

Schaw, laird of Knokhill, and Gilbert Cammeroun. The Walkars 

declared that they were ready to deliver 100 merks in part payment. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the over easter stair of John Cornwale, foment the 
market cross, the 29 of July 1564. Witnesses, Philip Quhitheid, George 
Gyb, Peter Pollart, Thomas Cammeroun, son of the late Patrick 
Cammeroun, Richard Mureheid in Auldirstoun, and John Hammyltoun 
of Mauchlynhole. 

704. Discharge by James Gyb of Carribber in favour of Patrick Walkar in 

Badlormie and Robert Walkar and Patrick Walkar, younger, his sons, 
for the sum of 100 merks in part payment of the sum of \^^ 100, as in 
No. 703. Done at Linlithqw, on the over fore-stair of John Cornwale at 
the Cross, the 29 of July 1564. Witnesses, James Hammyltoun of 
Bawhormie, Philip Quhitheid, Andrew Ferrear, servant of the Queen, 
Thomas Cammeroun, son of the late Patrick Cammeroun, Robert 
Thomsoun, George Gyb, Allan Wauch, George Wilsoun, son and heir of 
the late William Wilsoun, burgess and John Hammyltoun of Mauchlyn- 
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705. Discharge by George Gyb, half brother of James Gyb of Carribber, in 

favour of the said James Gyb and James Wethirspune, provost of 
Linhthqw, for 600 merks in part payment of a larger sum due under 
a contract betwixt the parties. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 704. 

Folios 19-20. 

706. Marked ''''allocatur^' same as No. 448. 

707. Assignation by Patrick Leddale in Breich to his eldest son, John Leddalc, 

and his heirs, whom failing to his other son, Patrick Leddale, and his 
heirs, of the tack of the four merk lands of Breich, lying in the barony of 
Levyngstoun and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, granted to the said Patrick 
Leddale, elder, by James Hammyltoun of MannerstouB, fear of the 
barony of Levyngstoun, with consent of James Hammyltoun, frank- 
tenementer of the said barony. The tack is dated 4 January 1558/9. 
Witnesses, Patrick Patersoun, Matthew Stewart and Robert Monoch. 
The tack is for 19 years from Whitsunday 1559, with a yearly rent of 
8 merks, 6 poultry fowls, and services used and wont. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the hall of the house of Patrick Auld, the 14 of October 1564. 
Witnesses, Allan Martyne and Patrick Auld, burgesses. 

708. Obligation by Patrick Gardinar in Walterstoun to pay ^5 Scots to John 

Meldrum in Blakness. Cautioner for the debtor, John Ingliss, burgess 
of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said John Ingliss, 
the 22 of October 1564. Witnesses, Robert Cuthbartson and Aristotle 
Cuthbartson. 

709. Protest for Patrick Keir in Bonitoun for non-acceptance of the sum of;^28 : 5s. 

in redemption of his five roods of land lying in the territory of Bonitoun 
in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, wadset to the late Robert Janie, burgess 
of Linlithqw, under premonition given by the said Patrick to William 
Foulis, burgess of Edinburgh. The said Patrick appeared in the Parish 
Church of Linlithqw, at the place where the High Altar formerly stood, 
along with John Foulis, son of the said William Foulis, and there the 
said Patrick " shew certane cloutis and naipkynnis and laid the money 
furth upoun ane burd allegand that the said soume of money was thair 
presentlie to deliver and requirit the said John Foulis ... to ressaif the 
said soume . . . and to redeme the said fyve roods . . . fra the said 
umquhill Robart Jame . . . quhilk the said John Foulis refusit." Done 
in the said parish church, the 10 of November 1564. Witnesses, Robert 
Ross, burgess, Fienry Keir in Bonitoun, Robert Townis, George Boid, 
deputy captain of the Palace of Linlithqw, and Thomas Kellis. 

Folio 21. 

710. Renunciation by James Caling, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of John 

Johnsoun, burgess, of all right, kindness and title to all the lands of the 
said John, except one acre, called the Hoile acre, which he holds under 
a four years' tack from Martinmas 1564. Done at Linlithqw, in John 
Forrest's wester fore chamber, the 27 of November 1564. Witnesses, 
John Forrest, burgess, Robert Cuthtill and John Beir. 

711. Notarial record of a declaration by Patrick Tod in Starlaw, in answer to 

an enquiry by Thomas Clerk in Mekill Blakburne, that John Gowane in 

had neither art nor part in the hurting and skaith of the said 

Patrick, and if the said Patrick "happynit to depart at this tyme of the 
hurt quhilk he hes gottin with his hart, he forgevis the said John Gowane 
becauss the said John had wit nor wyit nor art nor part of his hurting." 
Done at Linlithqw, in the hall of John Estoun, younger, which he had in 
I tack from John Thomsoun, younger, the 20 of January 1564/5 W^itnesses, 
William Raltoun in Starlaw, William Nemo in Drumcorss, and James 
Clerk in Dechmont. 



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712. Renunciation by Michael Browne in Bawhoimie and«Christian Atkin, his 

wife, in favour of James Hammyltoun, in the Nethermyln of Abircorne, 
of their right and kindness of their steading in Bawhormie with their 
benediction. Done at the market cross of Linlithqw, the 28 of January 
1564/5. Witnesses, PhiHp Quhitheid, WiUiam Bertihno of the Cauld- 
cottis, James Hammyltoun of Wilcokkisholme, and George Townis, 
burgess. 

713. Assignation by Cuthbert Dawling in Demane in favour of his brother 

german John Dawling in^Demane and Margaret Browne, his wife, of his 
right and kindness to 16 acres of the kirkland of Demane, lying in the 
barony of Barnbougall and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Consideration ^40 
Scots. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 10 of February 
1564/5. Witnesses, William Mowbra in the Mortoun, John Kay in the 
Law, William Bryss, William Caling and William Meldrum. 

714. Renunciation by Thomas Watt, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of Robert 

Smyth, burgess, of his right, title and kindness in and to Cloksorow 
Myin,^ lying in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, on 
William Estoun's stair, the ii of February 1564/5. Witnesses, James 
Estoun, heir of John Estoun, elder, burgtss, and Archibald Fawop. 

Folios 21-2. 

715. Sale by Robert Alisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, to John Knollis of 

Mawdestoun, of his right and title to acre of land '^ which he holds for 
one year from John Levyngstoun of Donypasche, lying in the barony of 
Little Kettlestown. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 14 
of February 1564/5. Witnesses, George Dennestoun, John Alisoun, 
burgess, and Robert Alisoun, son of the said John Alisoun. 

716. Ratification by John Newlandis, burgess, of the alienation of his wester 

tenement to Nicol Townis, burgess, and renunciation of all claim to 
possession thereof by him or his wife or others. The said Nicol agrees 
to refer the satisfaction of the said John's wife to these arbiters, Charles 
Drummond, Philip Quhitheid, James Hammyltoun of the Nethermyln 
and Alexander Ka. Done in the parish church of Linlithqw, the 20 of 
February 1564/5. Witnesses, Robert Hammyltoun of Briggis, Mr. 
Robert Dennestoun, rector of Dysart, Robert Hammyltoun in Grange, 
William Estoun John Cornwale, Richard Balderstoun, Henry Saltoun, 
Henry Kent, and Patrick Champany, burgesses, and Mr. Alexander 
Coile, notary public. 

717. Abandonment by Duncan Weir of letters of cognition raised by him 

against James Hammyltoun of Kincavill, concerning his possession of 
his steading holden of Andrew Murray, extending to 6 merks 8 shillings 
and 4 pence, and lying in Staneburne, in respect that he was to raise an 
action against Agnes Murray, his principal ejector. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the notary's chamber, the 22 of February 1564/5.. Witnesses, Charles 
Drummond, sheriff-depute, William A.de, his servant, Mr. Alexander 
Coile, notary public, James Hammyltoun in Nethermyln, Nicol Townis, 
sheriff-clerk, arid Philip Quhitheid. 

718. Revocation by John Hammyltoun, son of the late John Hammyltoun of 

Paslay, and Margaret Davisoun, his wife, of all prior deeds of executry 
and factory, and appointment of each other as sole executor. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 10 of March 1 564/5. Witnesses, 
John Wilsoun, leathermaker in Linlithqw, Nicol Jame in the Hillhous, 
and William Robert in Quhitsyde. 

^ Clocksorrowmill lay on the small stream issuing from the Borough Loch (now 
drained) on the present farm of Boghall. 

- Lying S.W, of Linlithqw. '- 



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719. Execution of Payment and Delivery, under decree of our Sovereign Lady's 

letters, made by Charles Drummond, provost, and Alexander Ka and 
William Knollis, bailies of Linlithqw, to Richard Loverans, as repre- 
senting Agnes Kello, daughter of the late Mr. Bartholomew Kello, 
burgess of Linlithqw, following on an action by her against John 
Cornwale. The following money and goods were delivered by the 
magistrates to John Knollis, Henry Kent, and John Fewar, their officers 
and sergeants, to be handed over to the said Richard Loverans — ^i8 
Scots in money, 4 dakir of barkit hides, 2 puncheons of wine lying in 
John Cornwale's tavern, and i stack beir, standing in Alexander Ka's 
yard. Done at Linlithgow, on the south side of the market cross, the 7 
of April 1565. Witnesses, Robert Fostar, John Hammyltoun in Mauch- 
lenhole, James Newlandis, slater, William Bryss, Stephen Fyndelay and 
Patrick Blair. 

Folio 23. 

720. Marriage Contract between William Dewar on the one part and Marion 

Merschall, daughter of Alexander Merschall in Gunnarschaw, on the 
other part, whereby the said Alexander binds himself to hand over in 
dowry with his daughteif ^20 money Scots, one bed, with one comptir 
{cum sigmate lie comptir), at tl^e date of contract in the house of the said 
Alexander, the best meat awmry of three in the said Alexander's house, 
which the said William may choose, i press awmry, i pot worth 20 
shillings Scots, i spinning wheel, i piece wool, i boll oatmeal, i boll 
malt, and all necessary body clothes. The said Marion accepts that 
dowry as her bairns part of gear in the event of the death of her father 
or of her mother, Alison Gilcreiss. Done at Linlithgow, in the house of 
Alexander Roust, burgess, 4 March 1553/4.^ Witnesses, Alexander 
Roust, Andrew Mayne, and Dominus John Pollart, chaplain. '^ 

Folios 23-5. 

721. Contract between Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, parson of Kincardin Onele, on 

the one part, and Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow, and James Wethirspoun, 
son, and executors of the late Robert Wethirspoun of Brighous, and by 
the said James for himself and as heir of his father, on the other part, 
narrating that inasmuch as the said parson had in all times bygone 
" bene gud and thankful to the said umquhill Robert Wethirspoun and 
hes warit and debursit gret soumes of money in settin fordwarttis of the 
said umquhile Robert hous and puttin of his bairnis to proffit and 
mariages," he now discharged the said executors and heir of all claims 
against the said umquhile Robert. And the said James, as son and heir 
foresaid, constituted his-mother and the said parson and the longer liver 
of them his assignees to all and sundry mails, ferms, profits and duties 
of his lands and heritages, which he held as heir foresaid, excepting the 
lands and possessions in which he and his wife, Helen Levyngstoun, had 
been put before his father's death. The assignation in favour of his 
mother is to cease on her re-marriage, and the said parson is not bound 
to pay any tocher to the daughters of the said late Robert after the date 
of the contract. Done at Linlithqw, in the parish church, 15 August 
1557. Witnesses, James Dennestoun, provost of Linlithqw, James Ka 
and William Knollis, bailies, Schir Robert Dennestoun, parson of Dysart, 
Henry Forrest, James Dawyell, James Hammyltoun, Schir William Jak, 
master of the Magdalans, George Dennestoun, Schir Thomas Johnsoun, 
curate of Linlithqw, and Henry Foulis, notaries public. 

722. Marriage Contract between Thomas Glennay in Bawhormy on the one 

part, and Janet Ryle and her brother Andrew Ryle on the other part, 

^ This and the following deeds as far as f. 32 are not in chronological order^ but 
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whereby the said Thomas binds himself to handfast and marry the said 
Janet in the face of holy kirk, and to complete the bond of matrimony 
betwixt the date of the contract and the 6 day of February following. 
Should he predecease the said Janet, and if she have children by him, 
she shall, with consent of John Glennay, her stepson, have the third part 
of the said Thomas's mailing in liferent. If she have no children by him, 
she shall have in liferent one acre and one cow's grass, that is, one half 
acre of " moukkit land " and one half acre of field land, together with " ane 
house to sitt in." Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 27 
of January 1577/8. Witnesses, William Ryle, Robert Young, John 
Gibbisoun and Robert Abrahame. 

723. Reference to Schir Thomas Johnsoun, curate of Linlithqw, by James 

Akynheid and Robert Ross, burgesses of Linlithqw, as to the alleged 
payment of 7 bolls 2 firlots of beir, due by the said Robert to the said 
James, in satisfaction of a sum in which the said Robert is acted in the 
official books of St. Andrews. The said Robert condescends on these 
witnesses for him — Margaret Robisoun, dwelling in Ouchiltre Myln, 
George Cunynghame, William Quhit, John Petticrieff, and Thomas Bell 
in Ouchiltre. Done at Linlithqw, on William Estoun's stair, the 21 of 
September 1558. Witnesses, Robert Young, Domini Archibald Fawop 
and Robert Townis, chaplains, and James Ross. 

724. Declaration by William Caling "movit of conscience and of piete towart 

his nychtbour Robert Johnsoun, belman,'' made in presence of the notary 
and witnesses, "that he was in company with William Smyth by the 
space of 10 yeiris bigane in beirseid tyme quhen the said William Smyth 
borit Robert Johnsoun boit and drounit hir benorth and est the westir 
inche, and that the said William Caling rowit the boit our and thai cast 
stanis in hir and drounit hir about allevin houris at evin." He referred 
the damage to John Forrest, who assessed his share thereof at ^10 Scots, 
of which he paid £<^ and obliges himself to pay the balance. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 20 of December 1 563. Witnesses, 
John Forrest, Archibald Wilsoun and Michael Smyth. 

Folios 25-6. 

725. The same as Nos. 448 and 706. 

726. Obligation by Patrick Glen, burgess of Linlithqw, to grant letters of 

reversion to William Davisoun, heir of the late Schir William Davisoun, 
chaplain of the Holy Trinity altar, situated in the parish church of 
Linlithqw, in respect of an annualrent of ^12 Scots to be levied from the 
subjects described in No. 449. Done at Linlithqw, on the ground of the 
tenement, the 8 of September 1564. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in 
Mauchlenhole, Patrick Lowry, William Gentilman, Robert Townis, and 
John P^alconar, sergeant. 

727. Instrument of Sasine as in No. 450, with these additional witnesses to the 

sasine : — William Gentilman, Martin Glen, George Denny, Patrick 
Galbrayth, John Johnsoun, burgesses of Linlithqw, George Young and 
John Hammyltoun of Mauchlenhole. 

728. Count and reckoning made betwixt Mr. James Browne, parson of 

Kirknewtoun, and Philip Thomsoun, his tenant, finding that the said 
Philip is owing to the said Mr. James for his own debt ^44 : 13 : 4 ^.nd 
^16, if so much was delivered to him by the parishioners of Kirknewtoun, 
and also 7 merks for his father's debts. Done in the chamber of the said 
Mr. James in Linlithqw, the 16 of February 1565/6. Witnesses, Walter 
Hammyltoun, William Estoun, and Thomas Johnsoun, notary public. 



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Folio 27. 

729. The same as in Nos. 448, 706 and 725 ; except that Elizabeth Foulis is 

described as "sister and heir" of the late Henry Foulis; redemption 
money amounts to ^14 Scots. Witnesses, William Hill is designated 
baker, and Archibald Fawup as " Dominus." 

Folios 27-8. 

730. Declaration of forfeiture of the lease of Williamcraigs, lying in the 

sheriffdom of Linlithqw, held by James Borthik and Janet Ramsay, his 
spouse, from Elizabeth Levyngstoun, wife of William Crawfurd of 
Parkhall, in respect that the tenants had assigned their tack to Charles 
Drummond, Provost of Linlithqw, without the consent of the lessor. 
Done at Linlithqw, in presence of the said James Borthik, on the east of 
the Market Cross, the 1 1 of May 1 566. Witnesses, Thomas Levyngstoun, 
laird of Haynyng, Alexander Ka, burgess, James Levyngstoun, son and 
heir apparent of Robert Levyngstoun of Bradlaw, Patrick Crawfurd in 
Manuel Myln, and John Fewar, burgess. 

731. Acknowledgment by Gilbert Cammeroun in Birkinschaw to James Gib of 

Carribber that he holds the lands of Birkinschaw, lying in the barony of 
Ogilface and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, and that the said James Gib may 
redeem the said lands on 40 days' notice on payment of 283 merks. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 25 of July 1568. 
Witnesses, Arthur Browne, servant to the said James Gib, John Gib, his 
brother germ an, and Archibald Fawop, son of the late Robert Fawop of 
Loichous. 

Folios 28 (<^) and 29. {Blank.) ^ 

Folio 30. 

732. Protest by James Dik in the Bankheid that he held in wadset, still 

unredeemed, the half lands of Est Crage with half of the mill and mill- 
lands of the same, lying in the barony of Ogilface and sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw, and occupied by John Schaw, William Westoun and Henry 
Wernok, and that George Weddale of Bawquhatstane had illegally given 
the said tenants notice of removal. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of 
William Knollis, the 30 of May 1566. Witnesses, Alexander Drummond 
of Meidhope, Walter Pollart in Cauldlaw, John Hammyltoun in 
Mauchleinhole, and Dominus John Pollart, chaplain. 

733. Acknowledgment by John Fewar, burgess of Linlithqw, that he has 

borrowed ^10 from John Inglis, burgess of Linlithqw, and that he also 
owes him 5 firlots of beir, price 40 shillings. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, the 2 of April 1567. Witnesses, Henry Saltoun and 
Schir Archibald Fawop, chaplain. 

734. Acknowledgment by James Grintoun of the Maltplum^ that he has 

borrowed from Robert Auld in Bawmechell the sum of 10 merks. Done 
at Linlithqw, at the trone of the burgh, the 19 of November 1568. 
Witnesses, Robert Cuthbartsoun and Thomas Carribber, burgesses, and 
Patrick Hure, indweller in Linlithqw. 

735. Receipt granted by Richard Flemyng, minister of Slamannan Mure, in 

favour of Janet Flemyng, Lady Calder, for the sum of ;^5, being balance 
due of the price of cattle and oats sold to her, viz. 2 cows in calf at £^ 
each, I farrow cow with the stirk at J^^ : 6 : 8, 2 stots, two-year old come 
Beltane, ^4, and i stack of oats of 44 thraives, equal to 16 bolls, at 20 

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shillings the boll, with fodder. Done at Linlithqw, in the said lady's 
house, the 26 of January 1565/6. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in 
Mauchlenhole, John Inglis in Parkley, James Mure or Smyth in 
Deddrik, and George Wallace in Westir Quhitburne. 

736. Statement of goods, money and debts belonging to John and James Todd, 

sons of the late John Todd, late husband of Margaret Hardye, future 
spouse of Charles Akynheid, and presently held by her and the said 
Charles. Dated 10 March 1564/5. 

36 bolls of oats at 13s. 4d. the boll, sum . . . ^ 

6 bolls of beir at 26s. 8d. the boll, sum . 

3 bolls of wheat at 26s 8d the boll, sum 

2 cows with stirks, at ^4 each, sum 

I ox, price 

15 sheep at 10 shillings each, sum .... 

Scots Money 

Inspraich {i.e. furnishings) 

Sum total, ^82 : 16 : 8 {sic) 

John Hardye, younger, in Levyngstoun . 

George Tode in Houstoun 

Alexander Lauder in Gogar 

Margaret Lang, wife of James Thomsoun in Drumcorss 

Thomas Smyth in Drumcorss .... 

John Clerk in Estir Quhitlaw .... 

John Smyth in Dechmont 

Michael Douglas in Dechmont .... 

James Smyth in Levyngstoun .... 

James Clerk in Dechmont 

Folio 31. 

737. Obligation by John Hardye, younger, in Levyngstoun and John Smyth in 

Dechmont, to act themselves in the Sheriffs books at Linlithqw to 
warrant and keep skaithless Charles Akynheid and Margaret Hardye, his 
future wife, of all bairns' part of gear belonging to John and James Tod 
as in No. 736 ; and the said Charles Akynheid and Margaret Hardye 
bind themselves to pay to the said John Hardye and John Smyth the sum 
of ;^5i, whenever they are charged to pay the said bairns' part of gear. 
Done at Linlithqw, on the forestair of William Estoun, the 10 of March 
1564/5. Witnesses, William Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw, and Archibald 
Fawop. 

738. Protest by Alexander Michelsoun of the Mortoun that the sasine which John 

Levyngstoun, servitor of the Queen, is to take of the lands of Mortoun, 
lying in the barony of Abircorne and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, shall not 
prejudice him anent the sasine of his late father, Andrew Michelsoun, in 
the feulands of Mortoun, which lands his father got in feu from the late 
King James V. for service done to the King. Done at the mansion-house 
of Mortoun, in presence of the said John Levyngstoun, the 21 of April 
1565. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, Philip 
Quhitheid of the Park of Kincavill, John Levyngstoun of Prestoun, John 
Knollis of Mawdestoun, Andrew Ferrear, servant of the Queen, James 

Levyngstoun, son of Henry Levyngstoun of Falkirk, John , 

servitor of John Levyngstoun of Abircorne, John Barton,"son of Thomas 
Barton in Alloway, Mark Duncane in the Mains of Abircorne, and 
Richard Loverans, messenger. 

739. Protest by Gilbert Ra in the Inche that James Callender in the Halles 

of Airth passed at his own hand wrongously, without order of law 
and broke down a wall with the brace of his chimney and took away an 
iron crook off the randiltre. Done in the dwelling-house of the said 



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Gilbert Ra, the i of August 1566. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in 
Mauchlenholl, Henry Bellentyne in Littlekerss, Andrew Muryell in 
Momerelles, William Ra, son of the said Gilbert, and James Crystc. 

740. Protest by Gilbert Ra in the Inche that Alexander Heuch, servant to James 

Callendar of the Hallis of Airth "passit wranguslie without ordour of law 
at his awin hand within Gilbert Rais hous to the said Gilbertis irne 
chymnay birnand full of fyir and kest and tummylit furth the fyir out of 
the said chymnay and tuk done the caile pott quhilk was sethand on the 
said fyir to the said Gilberttis servand dennaris and turnit the caile and met 
quhilk was sethand in the said pott in ane foule tub, and the said James 
Callendar passit to the said Gilbertis mett awmre and thair raif done and 
brak all the burdeis and treis abone the said mett awmre at his awin.hand 
quhairwith the said mett awmre wes festinet with and nalitt to." Done in 
the" said Gilbert Ra's house, date and witnesses as in No. 739. 

Folio 32. 

741. Premonition given by William Foulis, burgess of Edinburgh, to Robert 

Ross, one of the curators of Archibald Jame in» Linlithqw, to appear in 
the parish church of Linlithqw, on the 9 of June following, to receive 
£2% : 5s. Scots in redemption of his 5 roods in Bonytoun and sheriffdom 
of Linlithqw, under letters of reversion which the late Robert Jame, 
father of the said Archibald, had granted to the said William Foulis. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said Robert Ross, the 21 of April 
1565. Witnesses, Robert Akynheid, gardener and servant to the Queen, 
John Gryntoun, and Henry Kent, burgh sergeant. 

742. Obligation by Thomas Gillaspe, burgess of Linlithqw, to pay to James 

Dawyell, burgess of Edinburgh, the sum of ^3 Scots on behalf of Agnes 
Scott, widow of Alexander Haw, cutler, burgess of Linlithqw. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the close of William Bell, burgess of Linlithqw, the 24 of 
April 1565. Witnesses, William Bell, baker, William Haw, cutler, David 
Raitt, smith, burgesses of Linlithqw, and Archibald Fawup. 

743. Premonition given by James Polwart of Costoun to Andrew Mylne, 

burgess of Linlithqw, to appear in the parish church of Linlithqw, on the 
9 of June following, to receive payment of 100 merks in redemption of the 
lands of Nethirhillhous, lying in the barony of Ogilface and sheriffdom 
of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the close of the house of the said 
Andrew Mylne, the 26 of April 1565. Witnesses, Walter Polwart in 
Cauldlaw, Peter Leirmont in Cruhill, and James Dik in Bankheid. 

744. Premonition given by John Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, heir of the late 

Patrick Forrest, also burgess, to Henry Hammyltoun, natural son of the 
late Matthew Hammyltoun of Mylburne, to appear in the parish church 
of Linlithqw to receive payment of ^14 Scots in redemption of a tenement^ 
of land lying at the east end of the burgh of Linlithqw, between the lands 
belonging to the chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the west, and the 
lands of the chaplain of the altar of St. Bridget, situated in the parish church 
of Linlithqw, on the east, in terms of a letter of reversion granted by Helen 
Johnsoun, wife of Patrick Wilsoun, burgess, now deceased, to the said 
Patrick Forrest. Done at Linlithqw, in the Queen's Kaitchpeil,^ the 26 
of April 1565. Witnesses, Nicol Cornwale, younger, laird of Bonhard, 
Robert Ross, Henry Saltoun, John Newlandis and John Cornwale, 
burgesses, Thomas Kent, William Jak and Thomas Blakwood. 

Folios 32-3. 

745. Premonition as in No. 744, given to Agnes Levyngstoun, widow of Matthew 

Hammyltoun of Mylburne. Done at Linlithqw, at the door of the house 

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of the said Agnes, entry being refused, the 26 of April 1565. Witnesses, 
William Levyngstoun, brother german of the late Alexander Lord 
Levyngstoun, John Johnsoun, burgess, and John Red in Lonyng. 

746. Intimation made by John Hammyltoun, son and heir of the late Patrick 

Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, to Elizabeth Ross, now wife of 
Alexander Ka, burgess, and also to her son Archibald Jame, son of the 
late Robert Jame, her first husband, of assignation to him by Alexander 
Kennydy, smith in Edinburgh, of a letter of reversion, granted to the 
said Alexander, by the late Robert Jamesoun, under the sign manual 
and subscription of Dominus Ninian Wynyett, notary public, of date 21 
of November 1552. The sum payable under the reversion was 10 merks ; 
and it related to a rig^ of land adjoining the tenement of Alexander 
Kennydy and sold by him to the late Patrick Hammyltoun, lying on the 
north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of the late 
Patrick Hammyltoun on the east, the lands of the late Alexander Glen 
on the west, and the lands of James Ka on the north. The assignation 
is dated at Edinburgh, the 23 of April 1 565. Witnesses, Thomas Aikman, 
maltman, burgess of Edinburgh, Alexander Red, Allan Tod and WilHam 
Patersoun, notary public. Also premonition given to the same parties 
to appear in the parish church of Linlithqw, on the 9 of June following, 
to receive payment of the said redemption money. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the house of the said Alexander Ka, the 26 of April 1565. Witnesses, 
Mungo Hammyltoun, son and heir of William Hammyltoun of Pardowin, 
Alexander Rechartsoun, smith, burgess of Linlithqw, and Archibald 
Fawup, son of the late Robert Fawup, laird of Loichhous. 

747. Letters of sale by John Inglis, burgess of Linlithqw, to Thomas Scott in 

Grugfute of 2 bolls of sale beir at 46s. 8d. the boll, and cautionry by 
Wilham Bell in Grugfute both for delivery of the beir and payment of 
the price. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said John Inglis, the 
19 of May 1 565. Witnesses, Alexander Cornwall in Bonhard and William 
Quhyt in Ouchiltre. 

748. Marriage Contract between Alexander Metchell in Borrestoun and 

Elizabeth Hammyltoun, daughter of Robert Hammyltoun or Blaiss and 
Janet Gibbisoun, his wife. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Sir James 
Hammyltoun of Craufurdjohn, the 2 of June 1565. Witnesses, Arthur 
Hammyltoun of the Ness, John Hammyltoun, his brother, and Andrew 
Matthew. 

Folio 34. 

749. Obligation by James Gib of Carribber to grant all necessary writs to 

Gilbert Cammeroun, son of the late Patrick Cammeroun in Birkenschaw, 
for infefting the said Gilbert in an annualrent of ^8 Scots, as described 
in No. 470. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Marion Crummy, the 
7 of June 1565. Witnesses, Robert Bruss in Sandehill, John Gudlat in 
Starbrock, Patrick Glen, Matthew Keir, burgess, Peter Leirmont in 
Crage, and Thomas Cammeroun, son of the said Patrick Cammeroun. 

750. As in No. 473, with this addition : — that the payment of £iZ : 5s. was 

made by Patrick Keir to Archibald Jame, son and heir of the late Robert 
Jame, for redemption of the 5 roods of arable land in the territory of 
Bonitoun and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, held in feu by William Foulis as 
in No. 473. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 473. 

751. Execution of Removing by Andrew Ferrear, servant of the Queen, of all 

goods and bestial from the Queen's park and peel of Linlithqw, and of 
possession taken by him of the said park and peel, under precept and 

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charge, of date 30 July 1565, and issued by John Wischart, comptroller to 
Her Majesty. Done en the ground, the 31 of July 1565. Witnesses, 
John Newlandis, David Newlandis, his brother german, William Bryss, 
Robert Johnsoun and William Smyth. 

752. Assignation by Andrew Ferrear, captain of Linlithqvv Palace, to Robert 

Gardnar, burgess of Linlithqvv, of his right, title and kindness in and to 
the yards of the Carmelite Friars,^ lying besouth the burgh of Linlithqvv, 
which the said Robert held in tack of Friar James Hopper, sometime 
Prior of the said Friars, together with two other yards, not included in 
the tack, viz. the garden yard and the nether yard next to the north stank. 
The said Robert Gardnar is to pay yearly to Robert Hay, called Captain 
Hay, 2 bolls of beir, as the tenants of the rest of the lands do yearly. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 2 of November 1565. 
Witnesses, Henry Saltoun, Richiard Balderstoun and William Hill, 
burgesses. 

rolios 34-5. 

753. Obligation by William Denis in Bynne Myln to pay to James, Valentine 

and Janet Denis, children of the late William Denis, £s '-7 '-7^ £7 '- 15s. 
and ^14 : 2 : 6 respectively, as their bairns' part of goods and gear. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 3 of November 1565. 
Witnesses, Henry Bruss, servant of Robert Bruss of Westir Bynnyng, 
John Hegin in Mains of Cattilstoun, John Jame in Ouchiltre, and William 
Ryle in Bawhormy. 

754. Marriage Contract between Alexander Quhyt, son of the late Thomas 

Quhyt in Gilstoun, on the one part, and Agnes Gib, daughter of Janet 
Mureheid, who is now wife of Patrick Bertilmo in Kerssebank, on the 
other part. Her tocher is 120 merks. Done at Linlithqw, the 4 of 
November 1565. Witnesses, Patrick Gib, James Brisone in Redding, 
Alexander Watt, younger, in West Kerss, and Schir Alexander Fa wop. 

755. Obligation by John Broune in Dechmont to pay to his sister, Elizabeth 

Broune, the sum of ^3 : 4 : 8, as the balance of her bairns' part of gear, 
and also 7 merks for a "garit^ ox." Done at Linlithqw, the 17 of 
November 1565. Witnesses, William Loch in Ouchiltre, William Denis 
in Bynne Myln, Robert Thomsoun at Bynne Myln, and William Denis, 
son of the said William Denis. 

756. Indenture between Robert Ross, burgess of Linlithqw, and James Atkin, 

litster, whereby the said James binds himself to work at his craft of litster 
with the said Robert for three years, and the said Robert binds himself 
to give him the use of his workhouse and "fatt leid as thai standis with 
ane saay, ane burne staid, coilraik, faire tre, ane ponchhoun and spouit," 
and to keep them in good repair, except for wilful breakage, which the 
said James is to make good at his expense. The said James is to pay to 
the said Robert 1 6s. for each fatt he sets, and half of all bounties of butter 
and cheese only. The said James shall not work anywhere else, or with 
any other person, except in case he cannot make a living under his 
present contract. Done at Linlithqw, in the said Robert's house, the 27 
of February 1565/6. Witnesses, Robert Johnsoun, burgess, John Schaw, 
" tinglar," and William Touris, countryman. 

757. Intimation and Requisition by Robert Callenter of the Maner to Gilbert 

Ra, tenant of the lands of Insche, lying in the barony of Kerss, legality 
of Broychtoun and sheriffdom of Striveling, requiring him to pay the rent 

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of the said lands for crop 1565 in terms of his tack to the said Robert 
Callenter, and discharging and inhibiting him from paying the said rent 
to James Callenter or any other person. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, in presence of the said Gilbert Ra, the 9 of March 
1565/6. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenhoill, William 
Knollis, burgess, and Patrick Bertilmo in Kerssebank. 

Folio 36. 

758. Contract betwixt William Haw, cutler, Linlithqw, and John Quhyt, cutler, 

his servant, whereby the master binds himself to teach his servant "to 
gilt and to mak giltin wattir, and also sail leir him to mak his dryping 
wattir, and to warneiss qubingaris and knyffis, and attour sail leir him all 
the poynttis that belangs to giltin" at the master's expense. The servant 
binds himself to pay the master 40s. Scots to buy gilting gold, and is 
empowered to retain the work till he is repaid. Done at Linlithqw, in 
the notary's chamber, the 16 of April 1566. Witnesses, George Denny 
and Alexander Quhyt. 

759. Tack for 5 years by Mr. Alexander Hammyltoun, vicar of Carriddin, in 

favour of Nicol Cornwale, younger, laird of Bonhard, of his vicarage of 
Carriddin except the manselands and yard. Rent £,(:> Scots, and relief of 
the Queen's third, if demanded. The tenant is empowered to uptake all 
and sundry the fruits of the vicarage, such as, " teynd lam, teynd woll, 
Pasche fines, lynt teynd, gess teynd, gryss, oblatiouns." Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 28 of April 1566. Witnesses, 
Alexander Cornwale, collier, Archibald Fawup, and Robert Wass, son 
and heir apparent of James Wass, burgess. 

Folios 36-7. 

760. Decree Arbitral, referred to in No. 485, finding that Charles Drummond, 

provost of Linlithqw, has been wrongously ejected by James Borthik 
from the lands of Williamcraigs, which the said provost possessed with 
right and kindness made to him by John Young, former possessor 
thereof Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 6 of May 1566. 
Witnesses, Alexander Ka, burgess and treasurer of the burgh, James 
Gibbisoun, son and heir apparent of John Gibbisoun, younger, burgess, 
Archibald Fawup, son of the late Robert Fawup of Lochhous, and 
James {sic) Wass, son and heir apparent of James Wass, burgess. 

761. Brief of Lining on behalf of James Robisoun, one of the bailies of 

Linlithqw,'purchased in Chancery and directed to the provost and bailies 
of Linlithqw, to cause 12 of the worthiest burgesses to line the tenement ^ 
of the said James, lying on the north side of the street, between the lands 
of James Ka, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, on the east, the lands of the 
late Robert Jame on the west, and the Peel on the north. George 
Townis, burgh officer, summoned the 12 liners under precept issued by 
Charles Drummond, provost. The provost with John Forrest and James 
Ka, bailies of Linlithqw, compeared on the ground on 17 May 1566, along 
with the liners, who were sworn, and the brief and precept read. The 
tailrig of the tenement was by consent of the said James Robisoun 
excepted from the lining, because it was granted in wadset to the late 
Robert Jame, and now liferented by Elizabeth Ross, his widow, now wife 
of Alexander Ka, and held in fee by her son Archibald Jame. The 
lining was adjourned till the 23 of May, when the liners found that there 
was " na thing to eik nor to tak away, nor na merches to be sett, for all 
merches standis justlie efter the auld merches, auld and divisit eftir the 
first situation of the said burgh." 

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762. Oath of Fidelete made by Gilbert Ra in the Insch of the Kerss, in 

presence of the notary and witnesses, narrating that he had been 
summoned to appear before the Commissary in the tolbooth of StriviHng 
on the 22 of May 1566 to give his oath of calumny anent the petition 
against him by James Callender of the Hallis of Airth, desiring that he 
be compelled to make a firlot as good as it was on the 5 of September 
1555, and protesting that "he durst nor dar not cum to Striviling to mak 
the said aith de calumpnia for feir of his lyff, and besekis my lord 
Commissar foirsaid to be sa gud as to send ane of his deputis with his 
clerk of his court to ony place quhair the said Gilbart durst awentour 
himself to cum to, that he mycht be without feir or dredour of his lyff, 
upoun the said Gilbartis rationabill expenss, and he suld depone his aith 
de calutnpnia conforme to the said petitioun." Done at Linlithqw, in the 
dwelling-place of William Knollis, the 21 of May 1566. Witnesses, 
Robert Bruss in Sandehill, John Hammyltoun, burgess, William Briss, 
burgess, and Mr. Alexander Coll, notary public. 

Folios 37-8. 

763. Personal Bond by John Cuthbart, burgess of Linlithqw, to repay to Adam 

Cuthbart, formerly residing at Bawbauchloch, a loan of ^10 : 5 : 4 Scots. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 21 of May 1566. 
Witnesses, Robert Ross, burgess, Henry Kent, sergeant, and James 
Hendirsoun. 

764. Declaration of Agreement between John Foulis, son of the late Henry 

Foulis, burgess of Linlithqw, by which he let his feu-lands of Bogsyd, 
occupied by George Red and Thomas Cunyghame, and lying in the 
territory of Linlithqw, to James Hammyltoun of Wilcokkisholme and 
» Agnes Quhitheid, his wife, for 5 years from Martinmas 1 566, at a yearly 

rent of ^10 : 6s. Scots, and obligation by. the said John Foulis, who was 
then under curatory, to grant a tack, as soon as he was furth of curatory. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 15 of June 1566. 
Witnesses, Henry Saltoun, burgess, Peter Grege in Eichleing and 
Archibald Fawup. 

765. Intimation made to the tenants and occupiers of the following subjects, 

belonging to the Hospital of St. Germains, of letters of procuratory and 
assignation, dated 7 May 1566, and granted by Mr. Andrew Leislie, 
preceptor of St. Germains, to Ralph Leislie, son of William Leislie, 
servitor of Sir James Hammyltoun of Crauffurdjohne, to uptake and 
receive all bygone annuals and feu-mails of the tenements and biggings 
of lands within the burgh of Linlithqw and of the lands of Lochhous, 
holding of the said Hospital. The tenants and feuars are Janet Red and 
Thomas Mak, her son, Alexander Caling, Bessie Cowper, John Cuthbart, 
Thomas Barre, Robert Rany, and Patrick Davisoun in Baldirstoun, 
Done on the ground of the subjects successive^ the 5 of July 1566. 
Witnesses, Ninian Showill, Thomas Fawup, Archibald Fawup, William 
Toddoch, and Michael Young, walker. 

766. Assignation by Richard Plemyng, minister of the Kirk of Slamannanmure, 

to John Cunyghame, son and heir apparent of John Cunyghame of 
Drumquhassill, of 12 bolls oats and 3 firlots beir sown on the kirkland of 
Slamannanmure. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of John Hammyltoun 
in Mauchlinhole, in presence of the notary and Charles Drummond, 
provost of Linlithqw, the 22 of July 1566. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun 
in Mauchlinhole, John Hammyltoun alias Lan'gjohne, William Harde in 
Levyngstoun, and Dominus Robert Townis, chaplain. 

Folios 38-9. 

767. Marriage Contract between Robert Bynny, son of the late David Bynny, 

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Cleghorne, burgess of Linlithqw, on the other part. Her tocher is to be 
^60 Scots, of which she binds herself to relieve her father of ^20, 
" considerand the honest damisolis that the said Archbald hes by hir that 
ar to be putt to proffitt als wele as sche suld be" {i.e. her sisters should 
have the same tocher as herself.) Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 27 of July 1566. Witnesses, John Ingliss and William 
Park, younger, burgesses. 

768. Offer by Malcolm Kinross, messenger, to Gilbert Ra in the Inche, of a 

meat aumry, as it stood within his house complete, for the sum of ^3 
Scots, which offer the said Gilbert refused. Done in the house of the 
said Gilbert, the 1 of August 1566. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in 
Mauchlenholl, George Callendar in Borkennar, and Alexander Heuch in 
Mongall. 

769. Offer by Gilbert Ra in the Inche to pay to James Callendar in the Halles 

of Airth his whole fermes of the lands of Inche resting unpaid for crop of 
the year 1565, on the said James delivering to him a discharge, conform 
to an act made by Mr. James Grahame, commissar depute of Striviling, 
and written and subscribed by John Wallace, his court clerk, at Striviling, 
the 9 of July 1566. Which offer the said James refused. Done in the 
said Gilbert's house, the i of August 1566. Witnesses, Malcolm Kinross, 
messenger, John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenholl, Henry Bellentyne in 
Litill Kerss, Andrew Muryell in Mumrellis, William Ra, son of the said 
Gilbert, and James Criste. 

770. The same as No. 739 and marked '"'• allocatur.'^ 

Tl\. Instrument for Gilbert Ra in the Inche, narrating that he along with the 
notary and witnesses passed to the presence of Malcolm Kinross, 
messenger, and James Callendar of the Halles of Airth, who had before 
them " 3 ky, ane calf, and tua stirkis " of the said Gilbert, which were 
prysit by the said James in part payment of the ferms of the Inche for the 
crop of the year 1565, and which were prysit by the "said James 
Callendar's own friends, servants and kinsman. Place, date and 
witnesses as in No. 769. 

Folios 39-40. 

772. Assignation by Richard Fleming, exhorter of Slamannanmure, to John 

Hammyltoun in Mauchlenholl, his brother-in-law, of the annualrents of 
the altar of St. Andrew, pertaining to the said Richard as chaplain 
thereof, in security and till payment of ^40, being part of his sister's 
tocher. Done at Linlithqw, in the hall of the house of the said John 
Hammyltoun, the 2 of August 1566. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, 
provost of Linlithqw, Patrick Auld, burgess, Gilbert Ra in the Inche of 
Kerss, and Robert Townis. 

773. Assignation by James Borthik, sometime miller in the Holemyln, and 

Janet Ramsay, his wife, in favour of [assignees not specified, but 

protocol headed " in favour of Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw "] 
of the remainder of their tack of the lands of Williamcraigs, lying in the 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of John 
Forrest, the 7 of October 1566. Witnesses, John Forrest, bailie of 
Linlithqw, John Adamsoun and John Thomsoun, bakers and burgesses. 

774. Discharge by James Borthik and his wife in favour of Charles Drummond, 

provost of Linlithqw, for 40 merks, in payment for their tack, all as in 
No. 773. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 773. 

775. Licence by Janet Creichtoun, widow of Henry Drummond of Recartoun, 

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Ingliss in Recartoun, her tenant, and Robert Young, burgess of 
Linlithqw, their grandfathers, to pursue James Andersoun in Recartoun 
for wrongously ejecting them from the 2\ merk lands of Recartoun 
which the late William Ingliss held. Also obligation by the said Janet 
to enter the said bairns in the said lands, should they obtain decree 
against the said James Andersoun. Done at Linlithqw, in the said 
Janet's house, the 6 of January 1566/7. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, 
provost, Alexander Drummond of Medope, his brother, John Hammyltoun 
in Mauchlinhole, and Thomas Drummond, servant of the said Janet. 
The instrument was asked by John Ingliss in Parklie. 

Folio 41. 

776. Personal bond by Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, to John 

Ingliss in Parklie, for 20 merks. Cautioner, John Hammyltoun in 
Mauchlenhole. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Janet Crechtoun, 
widow of Henry Drummond of Recartoun, the 6 of January 1566/7. 
Witnesses, Alexander Drummond of Medhope and John Ingliss in 
Recartoun. 

777. Discharge by John Ingliss in Parklie in favour of Charles Drummond, 

provost of Linlithqw, of all sums of money due to him under a decreet of 
the Lords of Session and letters of four forms directed thereupon. Place 
and date as in No. 776. Witnesses, Alexander Drummond of Medhope, 
John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenhole, and Thomas Drummond, servant of 
Janet Crechtoun. 

778. Assignation by John Ingliss in Recartoun and Robert Young, burgess of 

Linlithqw, in favour of John Ingliss in Parklie, of the licence described in 
No. 775. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 6 of January 
1566/7. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenhole, Archibald 
Cleghorne, burgess, John Laudir in Recartoun, and John Hunter, indweller 
in Linlithqw. 

Folios 41-2. 

779. Requisition by Ninian Young in Upcragge from Nicol Townis, principal 

clerk of the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, of " the outdraucht of the process of 
ane blude allegit committit be the said Niniane upone Johne Alexander 
in Lany in the moneth of Maii or thereby the yeir of God I^ V^ LXV. 
yeris, led be the scheref principall of Linlithqw aganis the said Niniane 
upone his expenssis. And the said Nycholl, clerk forsaid, anserit and 
said he would gif na outdraucht of the said process without ane precept 
or command of the said scheref" Done at the Market Cross of Linlithqw, 
the 4 of February 1566/7. Witnesses, William Caling, sheriff-officer of 
Linlithqw, arid John Knollis, one of the burgh officers. 

780. Obligation by David Raitt, burgess of Linlithqw, that James Wethirspoune 

of Brighous shall keep John Dundass in West Kerss skaithless of 20 
bolls oats, 2 bolls beir and i boll beans of the teind sheaves of. Middle 
Saltcottis, lying in the barony of East Kerss and sheriffdom of Striviling, 
for the crop of the year 1566. Done at Linlithqw, in the said David 
Raitt's house, the 12 of February 1566/7. Witnesses, Adam Watt and 
John Wethirspoune, servants of the said James. 

781. Assignation by Philip Duncane, occupier of a quarter of the lands and 

Mains of Abircorne, lying in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw, in favour of 
James Hammyltoun of Bormy, of the " Peithfutte quhikis lyis be est the 
houses and yard of the myln callit the Neythermyln of Abircorne," for 
the said Philip's lifetime, and so long as the said James or his heirs 
occupy the said myln. And the said James binds himself to maintain 
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time coming against any person or persons before any judges, spiritual 
or temporal. Done at Linlithqw, in the dwelling-house of William 
Estoun, burgess, the 30 of March 1567. Witnesses, Philip Quhytheid 
of the Park of Kingcavill, Andrew Ferrear, captain of the King's Palace 
of Linlithqw, and Alexander Ka, burgess. 

782. Mutual Discharge between Robert Ross, burgess of Linlithqw, and James 

Ross, his brother german, of all goods and gear due the one to the other, 
and the said Robert leases to the said James for one year his work-house 
and work-lumes which the said James is to uphold for a rent of ^^6 Scots. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the said Robert's house, the 31 of March 1567. 
Witnesses, Henry Saltoun and Alexander Ka, burgesses, George Bard, 
servant of the said Robert, and Robert Mackmereis. 

Folios 42-3. 

783. Instrument for Robert Auld in Bawcastell, on the non-compearance in 

Linlithqw, on the 1 2 of April 1 567, in terms of their promise, of Walter and 
Ose Merschell, sons of James Merschell and Margaret Crawfurd, his wife, 
both deceased, to receive from the said Robert 22 merks 6 shillings and 
eightpence as their bairns' part of gear. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, on the above date. Witnesses, James Weddaile, son 
and heir apparent of George Weddaile of Bawquhatstane, John Rob in 
Crage-end, John Estoun in Lennox, Robert Auld in Bawmechell, and 
James Auld in Sevenhouses. 

784. Obligation by James Mutar, son and heir of the late John Mutar in 

Kynneill, to give to Male Smyth alias Wardrope, widow of the said John, 
for all the days of her life, a butt of land sufficient to hold a peck of beir 
sown, a little house bewest the cheek of his door, with a piece of yard and 
the sum of 12 merks. The said Male is also allowed to take with her 
all goods and gear which she brought to her husband. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 26 of April 1567. Witnesses, 
John Cuthbart, burgess, John Browne in Dechmont, and Valentine Denis 
in Bynnie Mill. 

Folios 43-4. 

785. Assignation by William Smyth, brother german of the late Thomas Smyth, 

neighbour in Linlithqw, in favour of John Smyth, servant of Thomas 
Lewyngstoun, laird of Hanyng, Bartholomew Smyth, brother of the said 
William, Stephen Smyth, natural son of the said William, Robert Smyth, 
miller, James Hendersoun and Richard Loverans, messenger, of a 
decreet in his favour given by Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, 
and William KnoUis, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, of date i December 
1564, against Christian Caling, widow and executrix of the said Thomas 
Smyth, who died in June 1563. The decreet was for these sums of money 
and goods, resting owing in terms of the testament testamentar of the 
said Thomas, viz. 80 lbs. of culvering powder, price ^1.8 : 8s., 100 lbs. of 
saltpetre, price ^8 : 15s. and ^7 : i8s. of borrowed money. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 30 of April 1567. Witnesses, 
Adam Harlaw, elder, messenger, Adam Harlaw, younger, Stephen 
Fyndelay, burgess, and Alexander Makgauchane, burgess of, Edinburgh. 

786. Requisition by Robert Bruss of Westir Bynny to Robert Hammyltoun of 

the Briggs to pay duties in terms of the decreet given by Alexander 
Bruss of Airth and David Bruss of Kynnard, the 18 of May 1567. Done 
at Linlithqw, on the High Street, the 31 of May 1567. Witnesses, John 
Hammyltoun of Grange, Nicol Cornwale, younger, of Bonhard, James 
Hammyltoun, natural son of the said Robert Hammyltoun, Henry Bruss, 
servant of the said Robert Bruss, and David Flemyng in Bogheid of 
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787. Offer by James Auld in the lands of Sevenhouses in Slamannan-mure to 

pay to David Young of Sevenhouses the sum of 21 merks for byrun 
mails and duties of the said lands, which the said James holds of the 
said David. The money was offered in a "lynnyng clout." Done at the 
door of the said David's house at Sevenhouses, in lie Lone, the 24 of 
June 1567. Witnesses, James Tailyour in Hoilhous, Robert Auld in 
Bawcastell, and William Robisoun, servant of Peter Schaw in Greynhill. 

788. Discharge by Alexander Crauffurd, heir of the late Marion Crauffurd, 

daughter of the late Richard Crauffurd, burgess of Linlithqvv, in favour 
of Nicol Cornvvale, younger, laird of Bonhard, for the price (amount not 
stated) of 6^ merks annualrents to be levied from the town and lands of 
Blaknes, lying in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
said Nicol's house, the 29 of June 1567. Witnesses, William Bellentyne 
and Robert Wirdde, servants of the said Nicol, and Aristotle Cuthbert- 
soun, son of Archibald Cuthbertsoun, burgess. 

Folios 44-5. 

789. Discharge by Agnes Lewyngstoun, widow and executrix of Matthew 

Hammyltoun of Mylburne, and her son Henry Hammyltoun, in favour of 
Elizabeth Foulis, sister and heir of the late Henry Foulis, burgess of 
Linlithqw, and John Grintoun, her husband, for his interest, of 14 double 
ducats, equivalent to £6,c) Scots, lent by the said Matthew to the said 
Henry Foulis. The security for the loan was the 3 acres of Bonitoun, 
called Fewar's lands, lying in the territory of Bonitoun and sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqvv, in the house of James Robisoun, burgess, 
the 24 of September 1567. Witnesses, the said James Robisoun, Henry 
Saltoun, burgess, John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenhole, Robert Bogill in 
Cronarland in Morewinsyd, and James Gibsoun in Bowhouses. 

790. Requisition made by Thomas Drummond, procurator for Dame Janet 

Creichtoun, Lady Recartoun, to Alexander Bruce of Airth as cautioner 
for William Hammyltoun of Humbe and Mungo Hammyltoun, his son, 
under a contract, dated at Edinburgh 9 February 1566/7, between them 
and the said Lady Recartoun, as to the teind sheaves of her lands of 
Pardovin, extending to 5^ oxgangs, requiring the said cautioner to fulfil 
the said contract, and also to convene with Charles Drummond, provost 
of Linlithqw, upon the foresaid lands and modify, as their conscience and 
discretion serves them, what the said Lady's tenants shall pay yearly for 
their teind sheaves in terms of the contract. The letters of procuratory 
are directed to the said Thomas Drummond and John Barcla, conjunctly 
and severally, and were signed by the said Lady at Innerpafre, on the 
23 of September 1567, before these witnesses, George Drummond of 
Ballaycht and James Drummond. 

The requisition was made personally to the said Alexander Bruce at 
his house of Airth, the 25 of September 1567. Witnesses, James Bruce, 
brother of the said Alexander, and Martin Rechartsoun, servant of the 
said Alexander. 

Folios 45-6. 

791. Requisition and Protest, made personally by Thomas Drummond, 

procurator, as in No. 790, to Alexander Bruce of Airth and Charles 
Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, requiring them to modify the payment 
for teind sheaves as in No. 790, because their delay was "to the tynsale 
of the pure menis cornis to thair gret hurt and skayth be ressone of the 
evill and tempest weddir was cummin thairon and dailie eittin thairof " ; 
and protesting that if they delay to modify as above, the skaith sustained 
by the poor men might be paid by the said Alexander and Charles. 
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28 of September 1567. Witnesses, John Bruce, brother german of 
Alexander Bruce of Airth, Alexander Drummond of Meidhope, and John 
Gib in Pardovin. 

792. Prorogation of proceedings in the arbitration, as in Nos. 790 and 791, from 

6 October to i December 1567, because of the trouble and proclamation 
of raids. Done at Linlithqvv, in the house of Charles Drummond, 
provost, the 28 of September 1567. Witnesses, John Bruss, as in No. 791, 
Charles Drummond, Alexander Drummond of Meidhope and John 
Barcla. 

793. Discharge by Alexander Bailye of Craufurdjohne to Charles Drummond, 

burgess of Linlithqw, laird of Kynggisfeld, for the sum of 50 merks, being 
part payment of the sum of 100 merks promised by the said Charles as 
tocher for his cousin Euphemia Menteith, now wife of the said Alexander. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the house of John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenhole, 
the 15 of October 1567. Witnesses, Robert Hanmyltoun of Briggis, 
George Coicheren, servant of Sir James Hammyltoun of Craufurdjohne, 
and James Cadder, son and heir of the late George Cadder, burgess. 

794. Discharge by Sir James Hammyltoun of Craufurdjohne to Charles 

Drummond of Kingisfeld on repayment of the sum of ^50 which the said 
Sir James had delivered to the said Charles to pay to Janet Flemyng, 
Lady Calder, on account of the byrun annuals and duties due by James 
Hammyltoun of Libertoun, son and apparent heir of the said Sir James, 
for certain lands of Libertoun, lying in the barony of Libertoun and 
sheriffdom of Lanark, wadset by him to the said Lady Calder and James 
Sandelandis, her son. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said 
Charles Drummond, the 15 of October 1567. Witnesses, James 
Hammlytoun, elder, and James Hammlytoun, younger, sons of Robert 
Hammyltoun of Briggis, and George Coicheren, servant of the said Sir 
James. 

Folios 46-7. 

795. Assignation by Isabella Russall, wife of John Schaw in Canteiscragis, in 

favour of Adam Schaw in the Cragis of Ogilface, of her favour and kind- 
ness in the lands of Canteiscragis in the barony of Ogilface, in return for 
her liferent in an acre of land, lying between the Gartmoiron the east, the 
Wodquarter on the south and west, and the Common on the north, 
beside the Rodin Yett on the north-east neuk, free of all gressum and 
duties ; a rig of croftland in any part of the croftland of Cantiescragis 
which she shall choose, mail free ; grass for one cow and her follower ; a 
house of two "coupillis and theik," to be built on the said acre by the said 
Adam ; and a payment of 11 merks Scots. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
house of John Glen, burgess, the 26 of March 1568. Witnesses, Robert 
Fostar, Martin Glen, Thomas Gillaspe and James Duncane, burgesses. 

796. Personal Bond by William Gilmour, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of 

Alexander Gilmour in Prestoun, for the sum of ^^5. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the notary's chamber, the 20 of March 1567/8. Witnesses, John Scott, 
"pewdirmakkar" in Linlithqw, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, 
chaplain. 

797. Acknowledgment by John Penne in Halbarnis of Abircorne that he had 

received 3 bolls saile corn to sow on his land from Archibald Powis also 
in Halbarnis, and agreement that if he does not pay the price before the 
oats are shorn the said Archibald shall intromit with one half of the said 
oats. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 30 of March 1568. 
Witnesses, Archibald Cleghorne and John Johnsoun, burgesses, John 
Grinton in Linlithqw, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 



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798. Premonition by John Johnsoun, burgess of Linlithqw, to George Wilsoun, 

son and heir of the late William Wilsoun, burgess, and to Edward 
Wilsoun and John Forrest, burgesses, his curators, to appear in 
St. Katherine's Aisle in the parish church of Linlithqw on the 5 of June 
next to come to receive payment of 50 merks in redemption ot an acre of 
land lying at the west end of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
dwelling houses of John Cornwale, Edward Wilsoun and John Forrest, 
the 30 of March 1568. Witnesses, John Browne alias Ropploych, John 
Gluffar, David Rait, William Park, elder, John Gibbisoun, younger, and 
William Bell, burgesses, and Bartholomew Beir, baker. 

Folio 48. 

799. Assignation by William Kildrum, former servant of the King, in favour of 

William Bell, burgess of Linlithqw, of a debt of ^10, owed to the said 
William Kildrum by Alexander Bell, burgess, and also of a debt of ^3 
owed to him by John Morisoun. Done at Linlithqw, in the notar'ys 
chamber, the 17 of April 1568. Witnesses, John Ingliss, messenger, 
burgess, William Smyth and Archibald Fawup. 

800. l^Inco7nplete.) Premonition by George Weddale of Bawquhatstane to Gavin 

Duncane, burgess of Linlithqw, to appear in the parish church of 
Linlithqw on the 5 of June next to receive payment of 100 merks. 
Dated 24 April 1568. Witnesses, William Patersoun alias Pypar, 
Alexander Crauffurd and John Clerk, burgesses. 

801. Personal Bond by Allan Tennand in Maudestoun in favour of Patrick Red 

in Morwinsyde for the sum of 10 merks 3 shillings and 4 pence. Done 
at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 24 of April 1568. Witnesses, 
John Howburne, son and heir apparent of John Howburne, burgess of 
Dysart, John Grintoun in Linlithqw and Robert Townis. 

802. Bond by William Loch in Ouchiltre in favour of Robert Bynne in Estir 

Bynne for the sum of 20 merks. He grants to the said Robert the right 
to crop 2 acres of his mailing in Ouchiltre till the money is repaid. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the dwelling of Archibald Cleghorne, burgess, the 
2 of May 1568. Witnesses, George Glen and Thomas Glen in Ouchiltre, 
the said Archibald Cleghorne, and William Wyiss, his servant. 

Folio 49. 

803. Charge of Removing by Thomas Hart, procurator for Dame Janet 

Crechtoun, widow of Harry Drummond of Recartoun, and liferentrix of 
the same, to John Quhitrig, Thomas Quhitrig and Janet Paris, tenants 
of one-half of one-eighth of the lands of Recartoun called Becraggis, 
lying in the sheriffdom of Linlithqw. The charge was given under 
decree of James Hammyltoun of Kingcavill, sheriff-principal of Linlithqw, 
with precept directed to William Brice, Richard Loverans and William 
Kaling, officers and sergeants of the said sheriffdom, dated at Linlithqw 
30 July 1568, and signed by Nicol Townis, sheriff-clerk. The officer 
entered the said Thomas Hart to the subjects on behalf of the said Janet, 
and also put a horse and mare thereon in sign and token of peaceable 
possession. Done on the ground, the 14 of August 1568. Witnesses, 
William Jame and John Ingliss in Recartoun. 

Folios 49-50. 

804. Execution of Distraint by John Knollis, burgh officer, under act by the 

provost and bailies of the burgh, at the instance of Patrick Glen, burgess, 
against Walter Pollart, narrating that he had passed to the tenement of 
land, with barn-yard and tailrigs, lying in the burgh of Linlithqw, and 
belonging to the said Walter, to distrain the goods and gear in the same, 



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but that he " culd apprehend nane strinyeabill for fulfilling of the saidis 
letters hot ane auld press and ane firebed." Done on the ground, the 
27 of August 1568. Witnesses, Robert Dennestoun, rector of Uysart, 
Patrick Kanawe, minister of the burgh of Linlithqw, John Knollis, one of 
the bailies of the burgh, and Alexander Knollis, son and heir apparent of 
William Knollis, bailie. 

805. Obligation by Mungo Andersoun in Westirhillhous to pay to Katherine 

Robisoun, daughter of the late John Robisoun in Recartoun, the sum of 
40 merks, and also a further sum of 5 merks, when she " provides for ane 
partie to be maryit with," as her bairns' part of gear, due to her by the 
death of her said father and of Elizabeth Andersoun, her mother. Done 
at the town of Recartoun, in the house of James Andersoun, the 16 of 
September 1568. Witnesses, John Ingliss, Thomas Jame, and James 
Andersoun in Recartoun and Patrick Jame. 

806. Obligation by Thomas Scott in Grugfutt to pay to Alexander Mubra in 

Waltoun by St. Matthew's even the sum of ^10, being the price of two 
plough oxen purchased by him from the said Alexander. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 2 1 of September 1 568. Witnesses, 
John Crechtoun in Abircorne, John Schort in Grugfutt, and Dominus 
•Archibald Fawup, chaplain. Allocatur. 

Folios 50-1. 

807. Obligation by Cuthbert Caddar in the Cowhill to pay to Alexander Mubra 

in Waltoun by St. Matthew's even the sum of 13 merks, being the price 
of two young oxen purchased by him from the said Alexander. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 22 of September 1 568. 
Witnesses, William Park, younger, and Stephen Fyndelay, burgesses, 
and William Helle. 

808. Obligation by Charles, Marion and Janet Ra, children of Gilbert Ra in 

the Insche of Kerss, and executors-dative under decree of the Commissar 
of Edinburgh, to all the goods and gear of their late mother, Janet Bard, 
to allow their father the liferent use of all such goods and gear, in respect 
of his having consumed most of his substance in litigation with James 
and Robert Callendar of Maner. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 6 of October i$68. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in 
MauchlenhoU and John Gibbisoun, younger, burgesses, and Dominus 
Robert Townis, chaplain. 

809. Obligation by William Ra, son of Gilbert Ra, and also one of the executors- 

dative of his mother, as in No. 808. Place and witnesses as in No. 808. 
Date, 12 of October 1568. 

Polios 51-2. 

810. Renunciation by George Young, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of James 

Wethirspoune of Brighous of i\ years of his 5 years' tack of 3 acres of 
field land lying north-east from the Place of the Carmelite Friars, besouth 
the burgh of Linlithqw, between the lands occupied by William Bell on 
the west, by Robert Gardnar on the south, by Robert Hammyltoun in 
Inglismauchane on the north, and the common gait to Recartoun on the 
east. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said James, the 30 of 
October 1568. Witnesses, James Gib of Carribbir, John Gib, his brother 
german, and Arthur Browne, servant of the said James Gib. 

811. Assignation by Thomas Pareis, son of the late William Pareisin Becraggis, 

in favour of John Pareis in Recartoun, of his late father's right, title of 
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and bounds of Recartoun and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, and also of his 
bairns' part of goods and gear which fell to him by the decease of his 
father and of his mother, Janet Bryss,for payment of the sum of ^40 Scots, 
and a further sum of ^8 to pay the said Thomas's prentice fee when he 
passes to a craft. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 13 of 
November 1 568. Witnesses, William Estoun, burgess, Mungo Andersoun 
in Hilhous, John Jame in Ouchiltre, William Jame in Recartoun, Nicol 
Jame in Hilhous, and Robert Wass, son and heir apparent of James 
Wass, burgess. 

812. Obligation by Philip Quhitheid of the Park of Kyngcavill and Patrick 

Duncane in the Newtoun of Abircorne to compear personally in the 
tolbooth of Linlithqw before James Hammyltoun, sheriff-principal of 
LinlithqW, on the 20 instant, and there in judgement to act themselves 
conjunctly and severally to pay to John Dundas in Scheilfauld the sum 
of 55 merks. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of William Knollis, bailie, 
the 16 of November 1568. Witnesses, James Dundas of Newlistoun, 
James Hammyltoun of Bawhormy, and Richard Loverans, messenger. 

Folios 52-3. 

813. Similar Obligation by John Houstoun in Lany and John Young in 

Aldkathie in favour of John Dundas, as in No. 812. Place and date and 
witnesses as No. 812, with the addition of William Knollis, bailie of 
Linlithqw. 

814. Protest by William Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw, on behalf of John Dundas 

in Scheilfauld that if the obligants in Nos. 812 and 813 should not 
compear as therein stated, this should not turn to the prejudice of the 
acts of the said John Dundas. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 812. 

Folios 53-4. 

815. Factory by Schir John Pollart, chaplain of the altar of Our Lady in the 

parish church of Torphiching and also chaplain of the altar of St. Eloy in 
the parish church of Linlithqw, in favour of James Pollart of Coistoun. 
The said James is to collect during the said Schir John's lifetime all 
annuals, rents and duties belonging to the said altars, including the mails 
and duties payable from the tenement ^ belonging to the said Lady altar 
and lying in the burgh of Linlithqw, on the south side of the High Street, 
between the lands of Mr. John Kello on the west, and the lands of Janet 
Creichtoun, Lady Recartoun, on the east; and also from the tenement^ 
belonging to the said altar of St. Eloy, and lying on the north side of the 
High Street, between the lands of John Thoms.oun on the west and the 
lands of the late Thomas Main on the east. The said factor binds 
himself to "fynd and sustene the said Schir Johne for all the dayes of his 
lyftyme forsaid his honest sustentatioun in met [and] drink as ane honest 
man aucht to have, and sail have ane honest chalmar within the said 
James Pollart of Coistoun of his awin, with honest bedding, fyir and 
candill in tyme convenient, and sail caus to wess his lynnyng claithis and 
schetis and uthir lynnyng claythis, belangand to him," and also to pay 
him 20 merks yearly. Date 13 December 1568. (ylttcomplete^ folio 
missing.^) 

Folio 54. 

816. {Fragme7it.) Minute of Testament of James Menteith, elder, as to a sum 

of 200 merks left to him. It states that a sum of 200 merks is to be paid 
to Helen Blakwood. It also refers to a contract between the said James 

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and his son James Menteith, younger, made beside Gale Wattir in 
Kynross-schir in presence of Patrick Howburne in Tulleboll, Robert 
Howburne, Henry Douglas in Erniggart-Myln, and Patrick Menteith, 
second son of the said James Menteith, elder. The minute is signed by 
the said James Menteith, elder, with his hand led at the pen by the 
notary, at Linlithqw {date mtssing\ before these witnesses, Charles 
Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, Andrew Myln, burgess, Archibald 
Menteith, son of Alexander Menteith in Polmont Myln, George Quitheid, 
son and heir apparent of Philip Quhitheid of the Park of Kyngcavill, and 
Thomas Johnsoun, notary public. Then follows this note : — " Spous 
Marion Fostar ye sail ressave this minut of my testament togiddir with 
ane instrument quhair the said tua hundreth merkis money forsaid wes 
left to me as the said instrument beris at lenth, togeddir with ane 
contract quhair my sonne James Menteith, younger, tuk up this money 
forsaid and sourtie funding for payment of the samyn as the said 
contract at mair lenth beris." 

817. Assignation by Marion Moryell, widow of Archibald Symsoun, burgess of 

Linlithqw, in favour of her son John Symsoun, in return for certain sums 
of money, of her liferent in that tenement ^ lying on the north side of the 
High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of Richard Loverans on the 
west, the lands of Thomas GofiF on the east, and the Loch on the north ; 
and also of all " inspraicht" in the said house, such as "beddis, burdis, 
kistis, chymnais, pottis, pannis, disches, platis." Done at Linlithqw, in 
the notary's chamber, the 2 of April 1569. Witnesses, Alexander Ka, 
bailie, John Knollis, sergeant, and Andrew Gibbisoun, brother german of 
John Gibbisoun, younger, burgess. 

Folios 54-5. 

818. Assignation by "John Schaw, sometime in Canteiscraggis, and Isabella 

Russell, his wife, in favour of Adam Schaw in the Cragis of Ogilface, of 
their lease of Canteiscraggis as in No. 795. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, the 3 of April 1569. Witnesses, James Duncane, 
Archibald Cleghorne and Stephen Fyndelay, burgesses, Dominus 
Archibald Fawup, chaplain, and John Walkar in Gartmoir, officer of 
Patrick Cokburne of Clerkkintoun, within the barony of Ogilface. 

819. Obligation by Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, occupier of the 

lands of Kettilstoun, in the barony of Kettilstoun, and Patrick Sellar of 
the Weltoun, in reference to a contract between them anent the said lands, 
to do to each other concerning the said contract as Alexander Mure, laird 
of Skaythmure, may decide. Done at Linlithqw, in the said provost's 
house, the 13 of April 1569. Witnesses, the said Alexander Mure, 
Duncan Baxter, servant of the provost, and William Johnsoun, servant of 
the said Patrick. 

820. Personal bond by Mr. John Leslie, exhorter of the kirk of Carriddin, to pay 

to Rankin Weir in Edinburgh, or on his behalf, to Mr. James Browne, 
parson of Kirknewtoun, or to WiUiam Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw, the sum 
of ^4 : I2S., as soon as the said " Maister James Browne, parsoun forsaid, 
payis the said Maister Johne Leslie his money quhilk the collectouris hes 
assignit to him of the taxatioun of the said Maister James Browne, kirk of 
Kirknewtoun, of the sextie and aucht yeris crope." Done at Linlithqw, in 
the house of the said William Knollis, the 13 of April 1569. Witnesses, 
Mr. James Browne, rector of Kirknewtounc, and Robert Cuthbertson, 
burgess. 

821. Discharge by James Callendar of the Hallis of Airth in favour of Gilbert 

Ra in the Insche of Kerss, and Oswauld, his cautioner, for the 

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following graith and gear, which Ra had received from Callendar in the 
year 1555 : —3 stone 12 lbs. of iron graith, tron weight ; 4 furnished yokes 
with rings, staples and slings, 3 master swingletrees, 3 iron crudwuddies, 
6 iron cutwuddies, i axe, i womyll, i swingletree borell, i nail borell, i 
adze, all un weighed ; 12 short swingletrees, 12 hames, 9 harrows, 4 sleds, 
I delving spade with iron, 2 shuils ironed, 2 large yetts, i ladder, i firlot, 
I peck, 2 wooden graips, 2 ploughs, 2 broad girths, i gavel. Done at 
the house of the said Gilbert, the 3 of May 1569. Witnesses, Henry Ra 
in Westkerss, Andrew Watt, son of William Watt in Westkerss, Thomas 
Neilsoun, servant of the said Gilbert, Andrew Mefifame, servant of Giles 
Burne in Abbotsgrange, John Moire in Kerssebank, and William Ra, son 
of the said Gilbert. 

Folios 55-6. 

822. Requisition by James Callendar of the Hallis of Airth to Gilbert Ra in the 

Insche of Kerss to labour the lands of Insche sufficiently for sowing in 
terms of the contract between them, and refusal by the said Gilbert to do 
so. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 821. 

823. Requisition, place and witnesses as in No. 822. 

824. Discharge by John Makke, son of the late Symon Makke, in favour of 

George Bog, burgess of Linlithqw, for the sum of 40 shillings, being 
balance of the sum of 50 merks, the price of certain rigs called the Plum, 
lying on the south side of the burgh, between the lands of Archibald 
Wilsoun on the west, and the lands of James Ka on the east. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the hall of the house of Andrew Loverance, the 4 of May 
1569. Witnesses, John Hammyltoun in Mauchlenholl, Gilbert Ra in the 
Insch of Kerss, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 

825. Obligation by James Kerss, son of John Kerss in Ovir Kynneile, to pay all 

debts which his father owes to James Davisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 
and "upon the samyn the said James Kerss maid the aitht of fidelite to 
performe the samyn the halie evangeilliis tuechit." Done at Linlithqw, 
in the notary's chamber, the 8 of May 1569. Witnesses, Archibald 
Bertilmo in Grugfutt, Thomas Bertilmo, his son, and Dominus Archibald 
Fawup, chaplain. 

826. Assignation by David Grintoun in Gompstoun in favour of his children, 

Robert, William and Isabella Grintoun, of his steading of Gompstoun, 
lying in the barony of Manuel and sheriffdom of Striviling, together with 
the crop growing thereon, and 6 oxen, 6 cows, 2 old oxen, 2 horses, 75 
sheep and 29 lambs pastured on the said steading, and also inspracht 
and outspracht whatsoever. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, 
the 8 of May 1569. Witnesses, Archibald Cleghorn and John Neilsoun, 
younger, burgesses, Thomas and James Grintoun, brothers of the said 
David. 

Folios 56-7. 

827. Discharge by George Hammyltoun, tutor of Baythcat, in favour of 

Alexander Hammyltoun in the town of Baythcat, who was security for 
John Ewin in Strabrock, for ^43 : 14 : i Scots, being part payment of a 
sum of 200 merks. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Robert Bruss, the 
18 of May 1569. Witnesses, Peter Pollart of Hildirstoun, Bartholomew 

Hume of , Thomas Kellis and Robert Bruss, burgesses, Walter 

Pollart in Cauldlaw, and Dominus Robert Townis, chaplain. 

Folios 56-8. 

828. {^Interpolated.) Instrument of Sasine propriis manibus in favour of Robert 

Wethirspune, rector of Kincardinoneile, in the lands of the Carmelite 



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Friars, lying besouth the town of Linlithqw, as described in No. 509 ; 
following on charter by James Wethirspune of Brighous. Sasine given 
on the Friarhill, the 10 of May 1569. Witnesses, John Wethirspune, 
servant of the said James, James Wethirspune alias Barrone, and Adam 
W^att. 

Folio 57. 

829. Renunciation by Alexander Hammyltoun of the town of Baythcat on his own 

behalf and on behalf of Andrew Meik, his subtenant, in favour of George 
Hammyltoun, tutor of Baythcat, of his steilbow goods in Quhitlaw, viz. 
20 clipped ewes, valued at ;^I2 ; and also 12 clipped ewes, valued at the 
same rate, held by the said Andrew Meik. Done in Linlithqw, in the 
house of Robert Bruss, the 18 of May 1569. Witnesses, Bartholomew 

Hume of , Thomas Kellis, burgess, Dominus John Hammyltoun, 

monk of ^ the monastery of Paisley, and Dominus Robert Townis, 
chaplain. * 

830. Obligation by Alexander Hammyltoun in the town of Baythcat to relieve 

George Hammyltoun, tutor of Baythcat, at the hands of the children of 
the late Barbara Wethirspune, Lady Baythcat, of the sum of £66 : 3 : 5 
Scots in his hands, which belonged to the said Lady as her terce. 
Place and date as in No. 829. Witnesses, Robert Bruss and Thomas 
Kellis, burgesses, Walter Pollart in Caldlaw, and Dominus Robert 
Townis, chaplain. 

831. Obligation by James Wethirspune of Brighous to pay to his mother, 

Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow of Robert Wethirspune of Brighous, ^96 
Scots for steilbow goods and gear on Flace,^ Brighous, and Litill 
Saltcottis. Done at Linlithqw, in his house, the 26 of May 1569. 
Witnesses, John Scott of Falkirk, John Ingliss in Saltcottis, and Adam 
Watt, servant of the said James Wethirspune. 

Folios 57-8. 

832. Assignation mortis causa by Elizabeth Hammyltoun, as in No. 831, in 

favour of Janet Wethirspune, daughter of James Wethirspune of 
Brighous, of her steilbow goods and gear on the lands of Flass,^ in the 
freedom and burgh of Linlithqw, on the lands of Brighous in the barony 
of Ogilface, and on the lands of Saltcottis in the barony of Kerss and 
sheriffdom of Striviling. Place and date as in No. 831. Witnesses as in 
No. 831, with James Wethirspune of Brighous. 

833. Acknowledgment by Robert Wilsoun of Westir Scottistoun that he has still 

to pay to John Glen in Drumcorss, son of John Glen, elder, in Wodsyd 
of Torphichine, 50 merks, being balance of the sum of 260 merks of tocher 
given by him with his daughter Margaret Wilsoun, on her marriage to 
the said John Glen, younger. John Mure in Drumcorss is procurator for 
the said John Glen. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of John Glen, 
burgess, the 26 of May 1569. Witnesses, John Glen and Thomas 
Gillaspe, burgesses, James Skougall, son and heir apparent of John 
Skougall, burgess, and Thomas Bellentyne, servant of the said Thomas 
Gillaspe. 

834. Acknowledgment by Mr. James Browne, parson of Kirknewton, that he 

owes to oNIr. John Leisle, exhorter in Carriddin, the sum of £y in 
complete payment of the assumed third of his kirk of Kirknewton for the 
year 1568. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of William Knollis, bailie, 
the 28 of ^lay 1569. Witnesses, the said William Knollis and William 
Estoun, burgesses. 

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835. Redemption by John Wawane, burgess of Linlithqw, for the sum of icx) 

merks, of an annualrent of 8 merks payable to Robert Cuthbertsoun, 
burgess, from the said John's tenement,^ lying on the south side of the 
High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of Alexander Wawane on 
the east and the lands of Henry Saltoun on the west. Done in the parish 
church of Linlithqw, the 28 of May 1569. Witnesses, Allan Martyne, 
Andrew Gray, rector of Kellis, George Townis, Henry Saltoun, Dominus 
Robert Thownis, chaplain, and Nicol Thownis, notary public. 

836. Discharge by Elizabeth Douglass, widow of Alexander Lewyngstoun of 

Westquarter, in favour of Charles Drumraond, provost, and Alexander 
Ka and John Forrest, bailies of Linlithqw, of the act furth of the books 
of the burgh of Linlithqw, whereby the said magistrates were acted as 
debtors for Thomas Levyngstoun of Hanyng, to pay and deliver to the 
said Elizabeth the sum of ^36 of byrun annuals owed to her by the said 
Thomas. Done at Linlithqw, on the north side of the burgh tron, the i 
of June 1569. Witnesses, Archibald Jame, son and heir of the late 
Robert Jame, James Estoun, servant of William Estoun, burgess, and 
Mr. Alexander Coile, notary public. 

837. Protest for the tenant upon the refusal by David Young of Sevenhoussis 

in Slamannan-mure to receive the mails due to him by James Auld, 
tenant of the said lands. Done at Linlithqw, in the presence of the said 
David Young, at the Market Cross, the 4 of June 1569. Witnesses, 
Walter Pollart in Cauldlaw, John Donaldsoun in Houstoun, William 
Davisoun, heir of the late Dominus William Davisoun, chaplain of the 
altar of the Holy Trinity, situated and founded in the parish church of 
Linlithqw, Thomas Kellis, burgess, and John Ingliss in Litill Saltcottis. 

Folios 58-9. 

838. Obligation by John Leddale, eldest son of Patrick Lcddale in Breich, tc- 

allow, after the death of his father, his brother german Patrick Leddale 
to keep and pasture his own cattle on the said lands of Breich, as long 
as he "remanis unprovidit for hous and wyf." The said Patrick Leddale, 
younger, is to continue to do service about the house. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the notary's chamber, the 11 of June 1569. Witnesses, James 
Hammyltoun of Briggis, Alexander Hume of Denis, Gavin Hammyltoun 
in Grange, and John Smyth in Mekill Dechmont. 

839. Warranty by John Browne, keeper of Linlithqw Palace, to Walter 

Colquhoune and Michael Gourlay, servants of James Sandelandis, Lord 
of St. John, to keep his lordship and them skaithless at the hands of the 
King and all others having interest of all graith and gear that he received 
from them on taking over the Palace from Andrew Ferrear, Frenchman, 
according to an inventory made at the time by Mr. Alexander Coile, 
notary public. Done at Linlithqw, at the Market Cross, the 13 of June 
1569. Witnesses, William Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw, John Knollis, 
William Estoun, Walter Hammyltoun, Henry Saltoun and George 
Thownis, burgesses, and Dominus Robert Thownis, chaplain. 

840. Assignation by James Levyngstoun, brother german of Alexander Leyvng- 

stoun of Terenterye, in favour of Agnes Merschell, daughter of John 
Merschell in Quhit Corss near the place of Hanyng, of an annualrent 
of ;^i8 payable from the lands in Falkirk, tenanted by Francis Clark, 
and lying in the barony of Callendar. The assignation remains till the 
said James returns from France, at which time he now binds himself to 
marry the said Agnes. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of John Ferrear, 
wright, the 23 of July 1569. Witnesses, John Ferrear, John Duncane, 
son of the late James Duncane, who was brother of Gavin Duncan, 
burgess, the said John Merschell and Robert Merschell, his son. 

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841. Declaration by Charles Drummond, provost of Linlithqw, Robert Hammyl- 

toun of Inglismauchan, and Philip Quhitheid of the Park of Kingcavill, 
and John Forrest, bailie of Linlithqw, in company with them, as judges 
arbiters, between John Gudlaid of Uphall and John Gudlaid, his son and 
heir apparent, that they have fulfilled the " plank" given to them. Done 
at Linlithqw, at the Market Cross, the 26 of July 1569. Witnesses, 
Mungo Hammyltoun of Pardovan, Mr. James Hammyltoun and William 
Hammyltoun, brothers german of Robert Hammyltoun of Ingliss- 
maucban, and William Caling, burgess. 

842. Temporary Renunciation by John Crechtoun in the Kirkhouses of Abir- 

corne of his occupancy of the piece of land called the Lone Dubbis, lying 
in the barony of Abircorne, until the settlement of the lawsuit thereanent 
between him and Alexander Mechelsoun of the Mortoun. Done on the 
ground, the 3 of August 1569. Witnesses, Alexander Grinlaw, William 
Robisoun and William Borthik in the Kirkhousis of Abircorne. 

Folios 59-60. 

843. Discharge granted by Cristein Coile, daughter of the late John Coile, 

burgess of Linlithqw, and heir to the late Patrick Coile, her grandfather, 
burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of Andrew Coile, son of the said Patrick, 
on delivery of»these heirship goods and gear : — ane irnne chymnay, ane 
irine cruke, ane irne tangis, ane irne speit, ane pott, ane pane, ane powdir 
plait, ane chanlar, ane stand bed with schetis, ane cuirlat, ane bostar, ane 
cod, ane met amre, ane vessall amre, ane press amre, ane burd, ane ciyst, 
ane chir, ane meilebarrell, ane flaschebarrell, clothing, such as hoiss, 
doubloit, cott, serk, goune, bonat, ane pynt stoip, ane quart stoip of 
tymmir, ane firme — all of which fell to her on the death of the said Patrick 
Coile ; and the said Cristein bound herself never to sell or analie the said 
heirship goods without consent of the said Andrew Coile and of 
Alexander Sword, her cousin. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the 
said Andrew, the 13 of July 1569. Witnesses, Henry Saltoun and James 
Newlandis, burgesses, and John Win 

844. Assignation by James Wethirspoune of Brighous in favour of his mother, 

Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow of Robert Wethirspoune of Brighous, of 
his share of the remainder of the 19 years' tack of the parsonage and 
vicarage teinds of Kincardinonele, which he and his mother held jointly 
from the late Mr. Robert Hammyltoun, parson thereof. Done in the 
house of the said Elizabeth in Linlithqw, the 2 of October 1569. 
Witnesses, William Forbass, Alexander Wethirspune, Adam Watt, and 
James Wethirspune or Barrone. 

845. Personal Intimation by Elizabeth Hammyltoun, as in No. 844, to Robert 

Wethirspune, parson of Kincardin, of the assignation to her, as in 
No. 844. Dated 3 of October 1569. Place and witnesses as in 
No. 844. 

846. Renunciation by Cuthbert Tyndale in Eistir Torbane in favour of Patrick 

Auld in Westir Torbane of his right, kindness and favour of the teind 
sheaves of Westir Torbane, lying in the barony and parish of Baythcat 
and sheriffdom of Renfrew. Done in the notary's chamber at Linlithqw, 
the 5 of November 1569. Witnesses, Patrick Auld, burgess, Dominus 
Archibald Fawup, chaplain, and Peter Tyndale, son of the said 
Cuthbert. 

Folios 60-61. 

847. Discharge granted by Cristian Jame, widow of James Andirsoun in 

Recartoun, in favour of Mungo Andirsoun in Hilhous and John Ingliss 
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her widow's third of ii8 testanes. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of 
Janet Creichtoun, Lady Recartoun, the 13 of December 1 569. Witnesses, 
Henry Drummond of Recartoun, James PoUart of Coistoun, John Wrecht, 
John Pares, Thomas Jame, David Reid, Thomas Hart, servants of Janet 
Creichtoun, Lady Recartoun, and John Jame in Ochiltre. 

848. Obligation by William Jame, father of Cristian Jame, as in No. 847, exe- 

cutor of the late James Andirsoun, to count, reckon and make payment 
to Mungo Andirsoun and James Ingliss (all as in No. 847) for all goods 
and gear due to the late James Andirsoun by his first wife. Place, date 
and witnesses as in No. 847, with the addition of William KnoUis, bailie 
of Linlithqw. 

849. Obligation by Mungo Andirsoun in Westir Hilhouss to renounce his tack 

of the south third of Westir Hilhouss, which he received from George 
Sandilandis formerly of Hilhouss, in favour of Janet Creichtoun, Lady 
Recartoun, as soon as she shall take into her own hands the north third of 
Westir Hilhouss, formerly occupied by Nicol Jame. The said Mungo is 
to receive as compensation 13 shillings and 4 pence for each year of his 
tack yet to run. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said Janet 
Creichtoun, the 16 of December 1569. Witnesses, Henry Drummond, 
laird of Recartoun, Alexander Drummond of Meidhope, James Pollart of 
Coistoun, and Thomas Hart, servant of the said Janet. 

850. Obligation by James Hutoun in Recartoun to pay to Janet Creichtoun, 

Lady Recartoun, the sum of ^40 for his entry to his half of an eighteenth 
part of the lands of Recartoun. The yearly rent is 2 bolls beir and 
2 bolls meal, with duty and service used and wont. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the house of the said Janet, the 26 of February 1569/70. Witnesses, 
Alexander Drummond of Meidhope, John xMureheid in Newlandis, 
William Morisone, servant to George Drummond of Ballocht, and 
Thomas Hart, servant of the said Janet. 

Folio 62. 

851. Personal Bond by Henry Dawling in Kirklistoun Mains to repay within 

two years the sum of ^20 which he has borrowed from Robert Wilsoun 
of Westir Scottistoun. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 
24 of June 1570. Witnesses, John Ingliss in Recartoun, Gilbert Dik in 
Kincavill, and John Wilsoun, laddirmakker in Linlithqw. 

852. Discharge by William Caddar of Bogo in favour of David Young of 

Sevenhouss in Slamannanmure of the sum of 120 merks, being redemp- 
tion of an annualrent of 12 merks, payable to the said William from half 
of the said David's lands of Sevenhouss, lying in the barony of Archbissat 
and sheriffdom of Striviling. Done at Linlithqw, on the fore-stair of 
William Eistoun's house, the 18 of November 1570. Witnesses, James 
Auld in Sevenhouss, Archibald Dunmure in Weitakir, and Dominus 
Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 

853. Assignation by John Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw, in favour of Janet 

Cranstoun, his wife, of his tack of the lands of Seittreis, lying in the 
barony of Melville and sheriffdom of Striviling, which he holds of John 
Grintoun of Seittreis, and also of his tack of the lands of Maltplum, 
lying in the same barony, which he holds of James Grintoun of Maltplum, 
and also of a decree by the Lords of Council against James, Lord Ross, 
dated 4 February 1569/70. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, 
the 18 of January 1 570/1. Witnesses, Alexander Akinheid in Strabrock, 
David Fyff in Westirwemies, and James Wass, son and heir apparent of 
James Wass, burgess. 

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Folios 62-3. 

855. Obligation by Janet Railtoun, widow of John Bryss in Starlaw, and by 

James Browne, now her husband, with Wilham Browne in Inscherig as 
cautioner, to deliver to Thomas Ouchiltre in Levyngstoun and John 
Bryss in Starlaw, factors and doers for Marion and Margaret Bryss, 
daughters of the late John Bryss, lo bolls 2 firlots inland oats and 
6 firlots field-land oats, " rynnand met," as bairns' part of gear ; also 
receipt by the said Janet and her husband of the sum of 27 merks from 
the said factors to pay the debts of the deceased. Done at Linlithqw, in 
the notary's chamber, the 6 of January 1 570/1. Witnesses, William 
Railtoun in Starlaw, William Herone in Hanyng in Levyngstoun, 
Bartholomew Ouchiltre, burgess, William Bryss in Starlaw, and Patrick 
Fynnisoun in Cosland. 

856. Obligation by William Estoun, burgess of Linlithqw, to repay to Margaret 

Caling, daughter of the late Agnes Donaldsoun, whom failing to John 
Caling, her brother, the sum of 43 merks 10 shillings and 4 pence, which 
he had borrowed from the said John. Done at Linlithqw, in the chamber 
of Charles Drummond, provost, the i of March 1 570/1. Witnesses, 
Charles Drummond, provost, George Quhitheid, son and heir apparent 
of Philip Quhitheid of the Park of Kincavile, and John Knollis, burgh 
officer. 

857. Assignation by Thomas Goff, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of Bartholo- 

mew Beir, burgess there, of an annualrent of 12 merks, and reversion 
thereof, payable from the tenement of the said Thomas, as described in 
No. 579, which annualrent is wadset by the said Thomas to Gavin 
Duncane, burgess of Linlithqw, for the sum of 100 merks. Place, date 
and witnesses as in No. 579. 

Folios 63-4. 

858. Count and Reckoning between Charles Drummond, provost, and George 

Red in Bogsyd, of " all maner of gudis geir in bying, selling, borrowing, 
lennying nolt scheip, horss, staggis, meris or ony uthir maner of gudis 
and geir" before the date of the instrument, and finding the said Charles 
resting owing to the said George the sum of 42 pounds 4 shillings Scots. 
Philip Quhitheid of Kincavill and William Estoun, burgess of Linlithqw, 
act themselves as cautioners for the said Charles. George Red binds 
himself, on the first half of the above sum being paid, to remove from the 
ground of Bogsyd, but he is to have one acre of mukkit land called the 
Curelawis free of all charges for this instant crop only. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the south side of the hall of the said provost's house, the 13 
of April 1 57 1. Witnesses, Patrick Sellar of Weltoun, William Wilsoun 
in Kingisfeld, and George Quhitheid, son and heir apparent of Philip 
Quhitheid of the Park of Kincavill. 

859. Discharge by Schir George Ross, chaplain of St. Bride's altar, situated in 

the parish church of Linlithqw, for all the days of his lifetime, in favour 
of Patrick Wreith or Charlie in Kincavill, of an annualrent of 13s. 4d. 
payable to the said altar from the said Patrick's tenement ^ lying on the 
north side of the High Street of Linlithqw, between the lands of James 
Walkar on the east, and the lands of the late James Hammyltoun on the 
west and the Loch on the north. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 14 of April 1571. Witnesses, William Bell, burgess of 
Linlithqw, and Andrew Ker, notary public. 

860. Marriage Contract between John Thomsoun in the Kirktoune of Baythcat 

on the one part and Margaret Johnsoun, daughter of Janet Hendirsoun, 

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wife of James Ker in Drumcorss, on the other part. The said Janet and 
her husbaad bind themselves to pay and deliver to the said John 
Thomsoun, as tocher, half of their goods movable and immovable. The 
said James Ker also binds himself to instruct the said John Thomsoun 
and Margaret Johnsoun in all the points of his craft, called the wabster 
craft. The contract was signed at Linlithqw, the 14 of April 1571. 
Witnesses, James Hammyltoun in the Nethir Myln of Abircorne, Patrick 
Hammyltoun of Kincavill, James Auld in Sevenhouss, and Robert 
Thomsoun in Bangoir Myln. 

861. Premonition by Florimond Pery, procurator for James Gib of Carribbir, to 

these creditors of the said James : — David Young of Sevenhouss, Patrick 
Walker in Badlormy, administrator for his son John Walkar, Patrick 
Young of Killicante, Gilbert Cammeroun of.Birkinschaw, James Dik in 
Bankheid, Margaret Dik, his sister, and her husband John Auld in 
Bawmechell, James Coicheren of Braidschaw and Beatrice Coicheren, 
his daughter, to compear in the parish church of Linlithqw on the 2 of 
June next to receive payment of certain sums of money, viz., David 
Young for redemption of the mill and mill lands of Linstrayth, called 
Strayth Myln, Patrick Walkar for John Walkar for redemption of the 
same, Patrick Young for redemption of the lands of Killicante, Gilbert 
Cammeroun for redemption of the lands of Birkinschaw, James Dik, 
Margaret Dik and John Auld for redemption of the lands of Ovirhilhouss, 
James and Beatrice Cocheren for redemption of the lands of Craggingall, 
lying in the barony of Ogilface and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done either 
personally or in their absence at the houses of the above, the 17 of 
April 1571. Witnesses, William Watt and David Gib, servants of the 
said James Gib. 

Folios 65-6. 

862. Premonition by James Wethirspoune of Brighouss for his mother, 

Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow of Robert Wethirspoune of Brighouss, to 
John Knollis, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, to compear in the parish 
church of Linlithqw on the 2 of June next to receive payment of 200 
merks in redemption of the 2 merklands of Eistir Strayth and of the 
15 shilling lands of Androisyardis, lying in the barony of Ogilface and 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said 
John Knollis, the 18 of April 1571. Witnesses, Alexander Wethirspoune, 

servant of the said James, Levyngstoun, son and heir of the late 

Alexander Levyngstoun of West Quarter. 

863. Obligation by Alexander Powis in Halbarnis in Abircorne, factor for 

Alexander ^ (.fzV) Levyngstoun of Abircorne, to pay these sums'of money — 
to William Gentilman, burgess of Linlithqw, for straw and corn 52s. ; 
to David Raitt, smith, burgess, for shoeing the said John {sic) Levyng- 
stoun's horses 52s. ; to Agnes Alexander for Bryson's wages, servant to 
the said John Levyngstoun, 30s. ; and to Janet Schavv for the said 
Bryson's " burdin " 25s. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, 
the 23 of May 1571. Witnesses, Henry Saltoun and David Raitt, 
burgesses, Walter Setoun, servant of the said Alexander {sic) Levyng- 
stoun and Dominus, Robert Townis, chaplain. 

864. Protest taken by Philip Quhitheid of the Park of Kincavill, procurator for 

Patrick Young of Killicante, for Richard Mureheid in Aldarston, tutor 
testamenter for Patrick Cammeroun, son and heir of the late Gilbert 
Cammeroun of Birkinschaw, for Patrick Walkar in Badlormie, adminis- 
trator for John Walkar, his son, and for David Young of Sevenhouss, 
creditors of James Gib of Carribbir, narrating that they appeared in the 

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choir of the parish church of Linithqw, in terms of the premonition as in 
No. 861, but that the said James Gib failed to appear either in person or 
by deputy to pay the redemption moneys to them. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the parish church, the 2 of June 1571. Witnesses, William Estoun, 
burgess, William Thomsoun of Pardovin, Richard Bell there, Dominus 
Robert Thownis, chaplain, Andrew Andirsoun, burgh officer, and Andrew 
Lamme, captain of the Castle or Palace of Linlithqw. 

865. Obligation by David Young of Sevenhouss to pay to James Young, baker 

and indweller in Edinburgh', the sum of ^6, being three terms' arrears of 
annualrent. Done at Linlithqw, in the dwelling-place of Sir James 
Hammyltoun of Crawfurdjohn, the 9 of June 1571. Witnesses, William 
Thomsoun of Pardovin, Allan Wauch of Morwinsydhill, Patrick Young 
in Killicante, and John Inglis, messenger. 

Folios 66-7. 

866. Discharge by Alexander Roust, mason, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of 

George Roust, his apprentice, of his apprenticeship, with these 
reservations : — i. The said George Roust shall work with his master at 
the work at the house of Archibald Bruss of Polfoulis till the completion 
thereof, receiving "meat, drink and bedding"; 2. Thereafter he shall 
serve his master for two years, receiving yearly " 8 merks, meat, drink and 
bedding" ; 3. Thereafter he shall serve the said Alexander Roust before 
any other mason, receiving such wage as he would receive from any 
other master. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said Alexander 
Roust, the 29 of July 1571. Witnesses, Andrew Loverans, burgess, Philip 
Browne, mason, and John Steven, servant of the said Alexander Roust. 
Marked Allocatur. 

867. Discharge by William Allan, servant and procurator for Robert Carnecorss 

of Comslie, in favour of Robert Bertilmo in Redheuch for the sum of ^^7, 
and of David Alexander there for the sum of ^6, being part payment of 
the Whitsunday mails of Redheuch. Done at Linlithqw, on the east 
side of the market cross, at the request of William Bertilmo, son of the 
said Robert, the 5 of August 1571. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, 
provost, William Knollis, bailie, Philip Quhitheid of the Park of Kincavill, 
George Quhitheid, his son and heir apparent, William Estoun and 
Alexander Ka, burgesses, Henry Saltoun and George Townis, burgh 
officers. 

868. Intimation by Schir John Beir, chaplain, procurator for John Foulis, 

writer, Edinburgh, to John Glen, maltman, burgess of Linlithqw, and 
Elizabeth Cadder, his wife, of the assignation to the said John Foulis by 
John Foulis, burgess of Linlithqw, and Elizabeth Hammyltoun, his wife, of 
the reversion of a wadset held by the said John Glen over the fore-tene- 
ment^ of the said John Foulis, Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
house ^ of the said John Glen, the 11 of August 1571. Witnesses, John 
Ross, son and heir of Robert Ross, burgess of Linlithqw, and John Atkin 
in Torthravin. 

Folios 67-8. 

869. Renunciation by John Knollis, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, in favour of 

John Grintoun of Seittreis, of an assignation, under reversion, to him by 
the said John Grintoun, of the lands of Seittries, lying in the territory of 
Morwinsyde and barony of Melvile and sheriffdom of Striviling. The 
assignation is dated at Linlithqw, in the house of William Knollis, bailie, 
the 16 of March 1 570/1. Witnesses, William Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw, 

1 On the site of Nos. 246 248 High Street, 

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Thomas Watson or Kellis, burgess of Linlithqw, and Thomas Johnsoun, 
indweller there. The renunciation is dated at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 9 of September 1571. Witnesses, William KnoUis, bailie of 
Linlithqw, John Ross in North Mains of Torthraven, and Robert 
Kilmane, burgess of Linlithqw. 

870. Resignation by John Mureheid, elder, in the Newlandis near Falkirk, and 

Isabella Scott, his wife, in favour of his son John Mureheid, younger, of 
his right, title and kindness to the lands of Newlandis, lying in the barony 
of West Kerss and sheriffdom of Striviling. The said John Mureheid, 
younger, obliges him to assign to his parents i acre mukkit land and 2 
acres field land and grass for 2 cows and their followers, to labour the 2 
acres, to build them a house, and to dike in a yard. But in the event of 
the death of one of his parents he is to assign i acre mukkit land and i 
acre field land. Done at Linlithqw, in the house ^ of Thomas Glen,^ 
burgess, the 11 of September 1571. Witnesses, William Watt in Abbatis 
Grange, John Glen in Wuravin, Alexander Suerd in West Kerss, Andrew 
Johnsoun and John Gilmour there, and Thomas Glen, burgess of 
Linlithqw. 

871. Protest by the creditors of James Gib of Carribbir, as in No. 864, narrating 

that James Wethirspune of Brighous, alleged assignee of the said 
James Gib, failed to appear in person or by deputy in the parish church of 
Linlithqw to make payments in redemption of bonds, where the said 
creditors had compeared under premonition. Done in the parish church 
of Linlithqw, the 10 of November 1571. Witnesses, James Craflfurd, son 
of the late Archibald Crauffurd of Hanyng, William Thomsoun of 
Pardovin, and Archibald Cuthbertson and David Powak, burgesses. 

Folios 68-9. * 

872. Protest by Mr. Andrew Grey, rector of Kellis, narrating that Robert Ross^ 

burgess of Linlithqw, failed to appear in person or by deputy in the 
parish church of Linlithqw to make payment to him in redemption of the 
mill and mill-lands of Prestoun. The said Mr. Andrew had compeared 
under premonition. Done in the said parish church, the 10 of November 
1 571, after sunset. Witnesses, Richard Mureheid in Aldirstoun in 
Caddarmure, Patrick Young in Culicante, David Young in Sevenhouss, 
James Dik in Bankheid, Patrick Walkar in Badlormy, and Dominus 
George Ross, chaplain. 

873. Tack for 5 years granted by John Jame in Ouchiltre to John Frame in 

Lany of 4 rigs of land lying on the south of the Standandstain in the 
Mains of Ouchiltree, in the parish of Linlithqw, and sheriffdom of Strivil- 
ing (i-zV), with house and garden, and grass for 2 cows and their followers, 
at a yearly rent of £fi. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 
23 of March 157 1/2. Witnesses, James Uthoun in Ouchiltre, Alexander 
Moubra in Carriddin and Robert Hutoun in Ouchiltre. 

874. Marriage Contract between John Hammyltoun in Barrestoun, son of the 

late Archibald Hammyltoun in Caudor, and Janet Mude, servant of 
William Levyngstoun in Inglismauchane, and mutual agreement by the 
predeceaser to leave all goods and geir to the survivor. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 14 of April 1572. Witnesses, 
Robert Mak and John Neilsoun, elder, burgesses of Linlithqw, and 
Robert Levyngstoun, son of the said William Levyngstoun. 

Polios 69-70. 

875. Renunciation by James Grintoun in Bowhouss in favour of Thomas 

Duncane there, of his right, title and kindness to a piece of land called 
1 On the site of 237-239 High Street. 
- He was one of the burgh officers. 



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the Ovirquartir of Gilandirrisland, held by Thomas Levyngstoun of 
Hanyng, and lying in the barony of Manwell and sheriffdom of 
StriviHng. Adam Warden, tenant of the land, is to remain in possession 
till Martinmas 1575, and the said James Grintoun is to pay the teind. 
Further, renunciation by the said Thomas Duncane in favour of the said 
James Grintoun of his right, title and kindness to a half rig of land lying 
in Bovvhouss in the barony foresaid. Done at Linlithqvv, in the notary's 
chamber, the 14 of June 1572. Witnesses, John Levyngstoun of 
Prestoun, James Crauffurd, son and heir apparent of William Crauffurd 
in Gompstoun, William Grintoun, son of the said James, and Archibald 
Fawup, chaplain. 

876. Disposition by Dominus Thomas Kent, chaplain, son of the late George 

Kent, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of Bartholomew Beir, burgess there, 
of his tenement ^ of land lying on the north side of the High Street of 
Linlithqw, between the lands of the late George Gray on the east, the 
Loch on the north, and the lands of Richard Flemyng on the west, for the 
sum of 105 merks, with one shirt of 3^ ells of cloth, and 6 quarters of blue 
cloth for one pair of hose. The said Bartholomew pays a silver testane, 
extending to 5 shillings Scots, and a fourpenny plack in part payment. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the house of John Knollis, burgh sergeant, the 17 
of June 1572. Witnesses, the said John Knollis, Alexander Dave, son of 
the late Alexander Dave in Manwell, Nicol Crauffurd, brother german of 
Patrick Crauffurd in Manwell. 

Folios 70-1. 

877. Registration for James Ker in Drumcorss of a discharge granted in favour 

of him and Janet Hendirsoun, his wife, by John Thomsoun in the Kirk- 
toun of Baythcat, and now in Drumcorss, and Margaret Johnsoun, his 
wife, for these tocher goods : — i cow, i calf, 8 old sheep, 8 lambs, 2 going 
linen looms, a quantity of corn, with the half of a wool loom. The 
discharge and the registration are dated at Linlithqw, 29 of June 1572. 
Witnesses, John Urye in Linlithqw, James Quhyt in Portarschyde, Schir 
Archibald Fawup, chaplain, and Thomas Johnsoun, notary public. 

878. Mutual Discharge of Marriage Contract between David Child in Braid- 

law and Marion Johnsoun in Dechmont, of date at Linlithqw, the 3 of 
August 1572, Witnesses, David Johnsoun in Braidlaw, John Red, 
burgess of Linlithqw, and Thomas Ingliss in Hillhouss. 

Discharge dated at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 9 of 
August 1572. Witnesses, Luke Loich in Ouchiltre, Thomas Ingliss in 
Hillhouss, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain. 

879. Renunciation by John Hoigis, in the Half Mains of Houston, lying in the 

barony of Strabrock and sheriffdom of Linlithqw, and Elizabeth Blakwod, 
his wife, in favour of their son Robert Hoigis, of his right, title and 
kindness to the third rig of the said Half Mains. The said Robert is to 
pay the mails of the said third rig. The said John also binds him to 
renounce and overgive in favour of his said son the said Half Mains at 
the term of Martinmas 1573, and the son binds him not to marry without 
the advice and tolerance of his father and mother. Should the son 
break this obligation, the Half Mains is to return to his father. Done 
at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 11 of October 1572. 
Witnesses, John Peris, burgess of Linlithqw, Matthew Robisoun in 
Ouchiltre, and John Gledstanis in Sauchtoun. 

Folios 71-2. 

880. Discharge by Robert Dawyell and Marion Scott, his wife, in favour of 

Patrick Crauffurd in Manwell Myln, of the sum of 45 merks with interest 

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to date. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 6 of December 
1572. Witnesses, John Huchoun in Man well, John Scott, son of George 
Scott there, George Scott there, and Domini Robert Thownis and 
Archibald Favvup, chaplains. 

881. Discharge by Patrick Thomsoun in Manerstoun in favour of Archibald 

Cleghorne, burgess of Linlithqw, and Margaret Loverance, his wife, of 
the sum of 23 merks 8 shillings, being the mails for 3 years of 2 acres of 
land besouth the burgh of Linlithqw, which formerly belonged to the 
late John Hammyltoun, burgess of Edinburgh ; with warrandice from 
suit for the said rent by others, especially Alexander Stewart, captain in 
Blakness, and Gilbert Dik, burgess of Edinburgh. Done at Linlithqw, 
the 21 of December 1572. Witnesses, John Ingliss, messenger, and 
Stephen Fyndelay, burgesses, and Andrew Gibbisone, brother german 
of John Gibbisone, elder, burgess. 

882. Renunciation by James Denis, son of the late William Denis in the 

Wairdlaw, in favour of William Denis, son of the late Patrick Denis in 
Lochend of Torthraven, of his right, title and kindness to the steading of 
the said Lochend, lying in the barony of Melvile and sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw {sic). Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 3 of 
January 1572/3. Witnesses, William Denis in Bynnemyln, Robert 
Kilmane, burgess of Linlithqw, and Robert Caldame, son of John Cal- 
dame in Braidlaw. 

883. {Fragme?ii : folios missing.) Licence by Robert Levyngstoun of Braidlaw 

to his son John Levyngstoun of Prestoun to occupy and use the chamber 
belonging to the chaplain of the altar of St. Antony, situated in the 
parish church of Linlithqw, and lying at the north end of the Tolbooth. 
Dated the 18 of January 1572/3. 

Folio 73. 

884. Assignation by James Wethirspoune of Brighouss in favour of his mother, 

Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow of Robert Wethirspoune of Brighouss, of 
all his goods and geir, movable and immovable, and of his possessions, 
tacks and teinds of Kincardinonele. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 27 of March 1 573. Witnesses, John Wethirspoune, William 
Suddirland, Alexander Lawdir and Alexander Wethirspoune, servants of 
the said James, and William Levyngstoun of Medill <2uarter. 

885. Assignation by Mr. Alexander Hammyltoun, vicar of Carriddin, in favour 

of his good friends Henry Touch and Elizabeth Hammyltoun, of these 
"inspraich goods" in the said Mr. Alexander's chamber in Linlithqw and 
in the said Henry's house there, viz., " 2 comptouris, 3 stand beddis, i 
fedder bed, with schetis, blankettis, coverenis, coddis, i Flanderis schryne, 
I small kist, i yrne chymnay, 2 chyris." Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, the 14 of April 1573. Witnesses, Aristotle Cuthbert- 
soun, and John Scott, chapman. 

886. Cautionry by John Gluffar and William Park, younger, burgesses of 

Linlithqw, for William Bertilmo, elder, of Caldcottis in favour of Robert 
Makally for the sum of 100 merks, with relief by the said William 
Bertilmo in favour of the said cautioners : also relief by William Bertilmo, 
younger, of Calcottis, in favour of the said cautioners and discharge of 
William Estoun, burgess of Linlithqw, as cautioner for the said William 
Bertilmo, elder, or William Bertilmo, younger, to the said Robert 
Makally. Cautionry acted in presence of Charles Drummond, provost 
of Linhthqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the easter room of Nicol Thownis, 
notary public, the 19 of May 1573. Witnesses, Charles Drummond, 
provost, John Gluflfar, William Park, younger, Richard Baldirstoun, 
Henry Saltoun and George Townis, burgesses. 



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Folios 73-74. 

887. Discharge by Andrew Spade in the Crage of Dundas in favour of the heirs 

of the late Robert Alexander of the sum of no merks, being the tocher 
of Marion Alexander, daughter of the said late Robert. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 16 of May 1573. Witnesses, 
William Knollis, one of the bailies of Linlithqw, John Ingliss in Litill 
Saltcottis, and Dominus Archibald Fawup, chaplain; 

888. Obligation by James Alexander and his cautioner John Brock in Clappar- 

toun, who renounce their own jurisdiction and submit to the jurisdiction 
of the burgh of Linlithqw, to pay to Andrew Spade in the Cragis of 
Dundas the sum oi £y. Place, date and witnesses as in No. 887. 

889. Assignation by James Wethirspoune of Brighouss in favour of his mother, 

Elizabeth Hammyltoun, as in No. 884. Done at Linlithqw, in the house 
of the said Elizabeth, the 20 of June 1573. Witnesses, Alexander 
Wethirspoune, Alexander Lauder and George Borthwyk, servants of the 
said James Wethirspoune. 

Folios 74-5. 

890. Intimation by Elizabeth Hammyltoun of the assignation in No. 889 to 

Robert Wethirspoune, parson of Kincardin. Intimation made under 
form of instrument under the sign and subscription of the notary,, the 
21 of June 1573. Witnesses as in No. 889, with the addition of John 
Wethirspoun, also a servant. 

891. Obligation by David Herring, living be-east the Kirk of Baythcat, in favour 

of James Pollart of Coistoun, to relieve him of his law-surety to Gavin 
Ramsay, messenger, at the instance. of David Reuile, tailor. Done at 
Linlithqw, on the High Street, the i of July 1573. Witnesses, Walter 
Pollart in Cauldlaw, Archibald Cleghorne, burgess of Linlithqw, and 
William Wyiss, his servant. 

892. Assignation by William Burne, son of the late William Burne in the Hill, in 

favour of Barbara Lawsoun, daughter of the late John Lawsone, sometime 
servitor of King James V., of the sum of 100 merks lying upon the lands 
of Outerstoun in the parish of Dagate, occupied by Walter Leislie. Done 
at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 4 of September 1573. 
Witnesses, Henry Saltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, William Grinlaw in 
Redheuch and Thomas Grynlaw. 

893. Discharge by Alexander Roust, mason, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of 

James Hammyltoun in Abircorne Myln, of the sum of 21 shillings, being 
the price of certain "rabaidis stanes " hewn by the said Alexander and 
his servants in the Castle of Abircorne. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
house of the said Alexander, the 22 of September 1573. Witnesses, 
George Quhyteheid, son and heir apparent of Philip Quhyteheid of the 
Park of Kincavill, William Bertilmo, younger, son and heir apparent of 
William Bertilmo of Cauldcottis, and George Hammyltoun, son and heir 
apparent of the said James Hammyltoun of Bormy. 

Folio 76. 

894. Obligation by Robert Brysone m North Bracanrig in favour of David 

Dundas, servant of Dame Jean Hammyltoun, Lady Heglintoun, never to 
seek from the Earl of Heglintoun an allowance of any goods and geir 
poinded and taken from him at the instance of the said Dame Jean, 
except what she shall give him " in ticket." Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, the 26 of September 1573. Witnesses, Andrew Clyde 
in North Bracanrig, James Mureheid in Linlithqw, and William Knollis, 
son of William Knollis, bailie. 



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895. Sale by David Dundas, servant of Dame Jean Hammyltoun, to Andrew 

Clyde in North Bracanrig of 2 cows, which formerly belonged to James 
Mure there, for the sum of ^8, the price to be paid by the 7 of October 
next, and Dundas gave Clyde a £i piece of gold as arles, which sum 
Clyde was to tint if he failed to make due payment. Clyde also 
acknowledges to have borrowed 13s. 4d. from Dundas. Place and date 
as in No. 894. Witnesses, James Mureheid in Lauchup, Robert Brysone 
in North Bracanrig, and William Knollis, as in No. 894. 

896. Protest after demand by Alexander Gilmure in Prestoun from John Ingliss, 

messenger, of a copy of a letter of charge served on him by the said 
John at the instance of Robert Ross, and after refusal of delivery by the 
said John. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of the said John Ingliss, the 
29 of September 1573. Witnesses, Thomas Hart, servant of Dame 
Janet Creichtoun, Lady Recartoun, Archibald Cleghorne and Thomas 
Kent, burgesses. 

Folios 76-7. 

897. Resignation ad perpetuam remanentiam by John Knollis, burgess of 

Linlithqw, in the hands of John Grintoun of Settries, his immediate 
superior, in favour of James, Lord Ross of Hakkat and Melvile, of the 
half of an eighteenth part of the lands of Settries, lying in the territory 
of Morwinsyde, barony of Melvile and sheriffdom of Striviling. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the stack-yard of the said John Knollis, the 7 of October 
1573. Witnesses, William Hulde, burgess of Linlithqw, William Clyde, 
son of John Clyde in Bonitoun, and James Ross, weaver. 

898. Resignation ad perpettcam reinanentiam by Robert Auld in Bawmechell in 

Slamannan Mure, in the hands of John Grintoun of Settries, his immediate 
superior, in favour of James, Lord Ross of Hakkat and Melvile, of the 
half of an eighteenth part of the lands of Settries as in No. 897. Done 
at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 17 of October 1573. Witnesses, 
Robert Bellentyne in Parkend, Thomas Gardnar in Watterstoun, Thomas 
Grintoun in the Nuk of Morwinsyde, Robert Red m Glenisplace there, 
and John Gray, servant of John Ross in Torthraven. 

899. Warrandice by James Wethirspoune of Brighous in favour of Robert 

Bellentyne in Parkend, Alexander Johnsoun in Litill Saltcottis and 
Archibald Cuthbart, tenants of the town of Redding, to keep them 
skaithless of their teind sheaves of the year 1572. Done at Linlithqw, in 
the hall of the said James's house, the 21 of November 1573. Witnesses, 
Robert Wethirspoune, rector of Kincardinonele, Alexander Laudar, 
servant of the said James, Robert Hart, James Brisoun and John Hart in 
Redding. 

Folios 77-8. 

900. Obligation by Schir George Gray, Chancellor of the Chapel Royal of 

Striviling, to pay to Euphemia Gibsoun the sum of ^60. Cautioner for 
payment, John Forrest, burgess of Linlithqw, with relief against the 
obligant. Also obligation by the said Euphemia to discharge, on 
payment of the said sum, the said Schir George of an act in her favour 
in the court books of Striviling for ^100, of date the 2 of May 1573. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the said John Forrest's house, the i of January 
1573/4. Witnesses, George Ross, Robert Makalling, William Knollis, 
bailie of Linlithqw, John Knollis, burgh officer, and John Makcaddame, 
burgess of Edinburgh. 

901. Assignation by James Wethirspune of Brighous in favour of James 

Wethirspune, his son and heir apparent, of all his goods and geir, his 
teinds of Kincardinonele, his reversion of the lands of Brighous, 



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Weitakir, Androsyardis, Strayth, Litill Saltcottis, Flass, and his two 
lodgings or tenements in the burgh of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in 
the notary's chamber, the 27 of March 1573 {sic). Witnesses, Alexander 
Wethirspoune, servant of the said James- (elder), William Levyngstoun 
of Midill Quarter, Alexander Lauder and John Wethirspoune. 

902. Requisition by Patrick Schaw in Carribber to John Schaw, son of George 

Schaw in the Hoilhouss, now living in Clerkstoun, to come to the Mains of 
Sauquhy to receive certain seed corn, beir and peas, under contract 
between the said George and John Schaw, father of the said Patrick. 
Done at Linlithqw, on the south side of the Market Cross, the 13 of 
March 1573/4- Witnesses, Richard Loverance, messenger, Adam Schaw 
in Canteiscraggis, and James Schaw in Paikis Hoile. 

Folio 79. 

903. Warrandice by Dame Barbara Hammyltoun, Lady Fleming, widow of 

James, Lord Fleming, in favour of John Scott in Falkirk and Marion 
Alexander, his wife, of a 7 years' tack of the half lands of Thornyhill, 
lying in the barony of Authirmony and sheriffdom of Striviling, which 
they hold of James Douglass in Authirmony, and obligation by her to 
continue them in occupancy during their lifetimes after the expiry of the 
tack on payment of the usual mails and grassum, or else to pay to them 
£20 on the ish of their tack. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of James 
Robisoun, burgess, the 24 of March 1573/4. Witnesses, Andrew 
Muryell in Mummeralis, Thomas Mylne, son of Andrew Myln, burgess, 
Henry Coiheren and Duncan Baxstair, burgesses. 

904. Renunciation by Alexander Gib, son of the late David Gib in Barrestoun, 

in favour of Alexander Gib in Barrestounness, of his right, title, favour, 
kindness and possession of the 27s. 8d. lands of Ovir Kynnele, presently 
occupied by Elizabeth Gib. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, 
the 2 of August 1574. Witnesses, Thomas Duncane, Robert Alisoun, 
and Thomas Glen, burgesses of Linlithqw, and John Glen, son of the 
late Alexander Glen in Recartoun. 

905. Renunciation by Cristen Thomsoun, widow of Thomas Scott in Grugfute, 

in favour of William Bertilmo, son of the late Robert Bertilmo of 
Redheuch, of her late husband's tack of a part of Grugfute, for the sum 
of 80 merks to be paid to her for herself and her children. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the house of Charles Drummond, provost, the 22 of August 
1574. Witnesses, the said provost, Patrick Sellar, bailie, and Thomas 
Male, burgess of Linlithqw. 

906. Obligation by Agnes Mechelsoun, wife of William Bertilmo, younger of 

Cauldcottis, in favour of Alexander Mechelsoun, her father, and of James 
Hammyltoun of Wilcokkisholme, her mother's brother, not to consent to 
any sale, wadset or let of any lands in which she is infeft without their 

consent. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 1574- 

Witnesses, Archibald Cleghorne, burgess, Peter Hammyltoune, minister 
of Kynneile, and William Bryss, burgess. 

Folios 79-80. 

907. Obligation by John Young in Auldcaithe to pay to Gavin Hammyltoun, 

brother german of Mungo Hammyltoun of Humbe, the sum of £27 Scots, 
and consent to its registration in the sheriff-court books of Linlithqw by 
Nicol Thownis, sheriff-clerk. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 15 of November 1574. Witnesses, William Caling, 
burgess, Domini Robert Thownis and Archibald Fawup, chaplains, 
Thomas Wilsoun, servant of the said John Young, and James Eldar or 
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908. Obligation by William Locht in Ouchiltre to pay to Archibald Cleghorne, 

burgess of Linlithqw, and Margaret Loverance, his wife, the sum of 
£/] : 8s., being balance of a debt of ;^io : 8s. which he owes to them for 
tavern bills. Done at Linlithqw, in the house ^ of the said Archibald, the 
16 of January 1574/5. Witnesses, David Davisoun in Pardovine and 
Luke Locht in Ouchiltre. 

909. Obligation by James Speir, eldest son of the late Alexander Speir in 

Drumcorss and of the late Janet Quhyt, his wife, to pay to his brother 
Patrick Speir and to his sister Elizabeth Speir the sum of ^20 each, as 
bairns' part of gear, and also to maintain and educate during their 
minority his brother John Speir and his sister Helen Speir, to the 
satisfaction of Michael Quhyt in Portarsyd, brother of the said Janet, 
John Fyndelay, Robert Warden and Peter Speir in Drumcorss, and in the 
event of complaint by the minors at once to pay them their bairns' part 
of gear, and also to deliver two sheep to each of his brothers and sisters. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 6 of February 1574/5. 
Witnesses, the said Michael Quhyt and John Fyndelay, and Alexander 
Thomsoun in Grugfutt. 

Folios 80-1. 

910. Assignation by George Tod, son of late George Tod in Houstoun, in favour 

of Alexander Laudir in Ovir Gogar and David Patersoun in Houstoun of 
all goods and gear which belonged to the late William Tod, his brother. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 3 of March 1574/5. 
Witnesses, James Levyngstoun, son and heir apparent of Robert Levyng- 
stoun of Medill Bynnyng, and David Johnsoun and John Caldame in 
Myddill Bynnyng. 

911. Assignation by Euphemia Glen, daughter of the late John Glen in Ouchiltre, 

in favour of Patrick Carfyne in Hillhouss, of all her goods and gear. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 9 of April 1575. 
Witnesses, John Borthik, son of the late John Borthik in Cattilstoun, 
miller, James Patersoun, Patrick Urie, Thomas Mak and Mungo 
Gibbisoun, burgesses of Linlithqw, and James Cunyng, servant of Thomas 
Mak. 

912. Discharge by John Hoige in Stankcottis in favour of John Steill in 

Houstoun, of the sum of 10 merks as acted in the sheriff court books of 
Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 14 of April 
1575. Witnesses, William Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw, George Forsyth in 
Houstoun, and Henry Stewart, burgess of Linlithqw. 

Folios 81-2. 

913. Contract of service between John Thomsoun in Drumcorss and Margaret 

Johnsoun, his wife, on the one part, and James Kerin Cragefynne, weaver, 
and Janet Hendirsoun, his wife, on the other part, whereby the said John 
and his wife bind themselves to be servants for life to the said James 
and his wife, to live in the household with them and to hand over to 
them all their goods and gear, and whereby the said James and his wife 
bind themselves to maintain the said John, his wife and children, in sick- 
ness and health, in meat, drink, clothing and other necessaries, and on the 
decease of the said James and his wife the half of their goods shall come 
to the said John and his wife. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 3 of May 1575- Witnesses, Andrew Warden in Drumcorss 
and John Alisoun and Patrick Urie, burgesses of Linlithqw. 

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914. Renunciation by Robert Donaldsoun in the Waterheid of Lenye, brother of 

the late Agnes Donaldsoun, wife of Simon Caling, burgess of Linlithqw, 
and mother of Margaret Caling, in favour of John Caling, flesher, 
burgess of Linlithqw, half brother of the said Margaret, of his share of 
the curatory of the said Margaret. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 9 of May 1575. Witnesses, Andrew Stewart in Lynne, 
servant of Sir James Hammyltoun of Crawfurdjohne, William Caling, 
messenger, and John Knollis, burgh officer. 

915. Discharge by John Burne, husband of Marion Browne, in favour of 

Christopher Browne, her brother, of his wife's tocher. Done in the house 
of the said John Burne, the 27 of May 1575. Witnesses, David 
Levyngstoun in Abbotis Grange, John Kincaid there, Malcolm Ray, John 
Davie, Patrick Brysoun, Duncan Browne in Ledeis Myln, and Thomas 
Tailyour. 

916. Offer by Walter Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw, and servitor of Dame 

Barbara Hammyltoun, Lady Flemyng, to pay to John Forrest, provost of 
Linlithqw, the sum of ^lo for redemption of my lady's gold bracelet 
pledged to the provost for that sum. The provost alleged that the 
bracelet was in Edinburgh, and refused payment till he should return from 
Edinburgh. Done at Linlithqw, in the said provost's house, the 18 of 
June 1575. Witnesses, James Wilsoun, son and heir of Luke Wilsoun, 
burgess of Edinburgh, and John Hammyltoun, burgess of Linlithqw. 

Folios 82-3. 

917. Acknowledgment by William Locht in Ouchiltre to Archibald Cleghorne, 

burgess of Linlithqw, and Janet Loverance, his wife, of his debt as in No. 
908, and also of a further sum of ;^3 : 12 14, incurred since. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the said Archibald's house, the 10 of July 1575. Witnesses, 
Arthur Browne, David Davisoun in Pardovine, and William Cleghorne, 
son and heir apparent of the said Archibald. 

918. Assignation by Thomas Andirsoun in Duntervy in favour of William Fese 

in Brownelawis of all right, title and kindness to a piece of land, lying in 
the territory of Brownelawis and barony of Abircorne, which James 
Dundas of Newlistoun holds of James, Lord St. John of Torphiching. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 22 of July 1575. 
Witnesses, Archibald Cleghorne and Andrew Loverance, burgesses of 
Linlithqw, and William Cleghorne, as in No. 917. 

919. Acknowledgment by William Locht in Ouchiltre to^Archibald Cleghorne 

and Margaret Loverance, his wife, of his debt for borrowed money, dinners, 
suppers and lawings as in Nos. 908 and 917, with additions to date, 
amounting in all to^ii : 8s. Done at Linlithqw, in the said Archibald's 
house, the ii of September 1575. Witnesses, James Davisoun, burgess,' 
and John Boichannan, servant of Henry Drummond of Recartoun. 

920. Premonition by Patrick Redding, son and heir of the late Robert Redding, 

burgess of Linlithqw, to James Wauch, burgess there, to appear in the 
parish church of Linlithqw on the 10 of November following to receive 
payment of 22 merks in redemption of his tenement ^ lying in the burgh 
of Linlithqw, on the north side of the High Street, between the lands of 
the late Patrick Glen on the east, the lands of Andrew Falconer on the 
west, and the loch on the north. Done at Linlithqw, at the booth of the 
said James Wauch, the 26 of September 1575. Witnesses, John Glen, 
John Peris, William Mayne, Allan Fostar, and John Knollis, burgh 
officer, burgesses. 

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Folios 83-4. 

921. Pretnonition by James Wethirspoune of Brighouss, burgess of Linlithqw, 

to John Knollis, burgess there, to appear in the parish church of 
Linlithqw on the 10 of November following to receive payment of 200 
merks in redemption of the lands of Eastir Strayth and Androwisyardis, 
lying in the barony of Ogilface and sheriffdom of Linlithqw. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the house of the said John Knollis, the 27 of September 
1575. Witnesses, Alexander Wethirspoune, servant of the said James, 
and James Patersoun, cutler, burgess. 

922. Bond granted by James Auld in Bawmechell to Nicol Ranken of 

Bawmechell for the sum of 600 merks, interest at 6 per cent., and 
obligation by him to infeft the said Nicol in half the lands of Bawmechell. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 4 of October 1575. 
Witnesses, Robert Rankin in Mydillrig, John Auld in Bawmechell, and 
John Bryss, burgess of Linlithqw. 

923. Discharge by James Hespleyne, husband of Helen Scott, daughter of the 

late George Scott in Manuell, in favour of Janet Flynt, widow of the said 
George Scott, of certain tocher goods, valued by John Schaw in 
Kronarland, Thomas Kessane in the Neuk, John Merschell in the Quhyt 
Corss, and Patrick Huchioune in Myirheid : viz. 9 ewes, 6 hoggs, priced 
at 17 merks ; 11 ells hardin, 9 ells linen, in new-made sheets, and 4 ells 
blanket-cloth, and 8 ells blanket-cloth to be a double blanket ; i russet 
cloak, I double-lined bed with whi-te ; i sword, i buckler, priced at 13 
merks ; i press awmry, i iron chimney, i pair wool combs, i sack of 
twill, priced at 8 merks ; i brass chandelier, 2 pewter plates, priced at 
2 merks ; Total 40 merks. Done at the house of the said Janet Flynt, 
the 19 of October 1575. Witnesses, the valuators. 

Folios 84-5. 

924. Marriage Contract between Alexander Auld, brother of Patrick Auld in 

Torbane, on the one part, and Janet Quhyt, sister of John Quhyt in 
Quhitburne Mylne, on the other part. The said Alexander binds himself 

to pay ;^ 10 to his master on entry to the said Janet's steading. 

In case the wife predeceases the husband, her children, Thomas Nemo 
or any of his brothers, by her first marriage with James Nemo, if still 
minors, shall not labour and manure the, steading, but this is to be done 
at the sight of friends. Should the said Alexander Auld pay prentice-fees 
for any of the children of the first marriage, these payments are to be 
charged against their share of the kindness of the steading, and the 
children are not to be allowed to enter to the steading till these payments 
and the said payment of ^10 are repaid to the said Alexander. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 22 of October 1575. Witnesses, 
Patrick Auld, burgess of Linlithqw, Henry Auld, his son and heir 
apparent, and William Johnsoun in Mekill Ouchiltre. 

925. Discharge by Allan Joffra, son and heir of the late William Joffra, burgess 

of Linlithqw, in favour of Margaret Mureheid, widow of David Mure or 
Smyth, and of David Mure or Smyth, his son and heir, of the sum of 
20 merks, under an obligation by the late David Mure or Smyth in favour 
of the late William Joffra, drawn up by the late Walter Mure, notary public. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Alexander Roust, the 7 of November 
1 575. Witnesses, the said Alexander Roust and Allan Martyne, burgesses 
of Linlithqw. 

Folios 85-6. 

926. Tack for 13 years granted by Alexander Rannald and Elizabeth Hammyl- 

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Cunyghame, his wife, of one rig lying at the east end of Estir Strabrock 
in Elizabeth Gudlaid's maling, with entry at Whitsunday 1576. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 21 of December 1 575. Witnesses, 
Archibald Cleghorne, burgess of Linlithqw, William Cleghorne, his son 
and heir apparent, and Archibald Cleghorne, his servant. 

927. Obligation by Thomas Keir, eldest son of Patrick Keir in Bonitoun and 

Agnes Gilmure, his wife, both now deceased, to pay to his brothers and 
sisters, Matthew, Patrick, Janet, Elizabeth and Agnes Keir (of whom 
Elizabeth and Agnes are minors) the sum of ^40 Scots each, on his 
entering to his late father's rooms and steading in Bonitoun, with all 
goods movable and immovable, and further obligation to maintain the 
minors during their minority. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 15 of January 1575/6. Witnesses, Matthew Keir, burgess 
of Linlithqw, Alexander Keir, brother of the said late Patrick Keir, 
Alexander and Thomas Gilmure, brothers of the said late Agnes Gilmure, 
ctnd John Hill, officer of the parish of Kirklistoun. 

Folios 86-7. 

928. Discharge by Henry Clyde, son and heir of the late John Clyde in 

Bonitoun, in favour of Robert Clyde, his brother german, of the sum of 
^lo Scots, being part payment of the sum of ^15, for his late father's 
oxgang of Bonitoun. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 
24 of January 1 575/6. Witnesses, Ale.Kander Roust, burgess of Linlithqw, 
Henry Keir in Bonitoun, and William Clyde, brother german of the 
said Robert and Henry Clyde. 

929. Assignation by Henry Clyde in favour of his brother William Clyde, both 

as in No. 928, of the sum of ^5, remaining unpaid to him by his brother 
Robert Clyde. Place and date as in No. 928. Witnesses, Alexander 
Roust, Henry Keir and Robert Clyde, as in No. 928. 

930. Discharge by Thomas Hart in favour of Robert Bynne, both burgesses of 

Linlithqw, of 7 merks 20 pence, being the price of one boll of seed beir. 
Done at Linlithqw, in Archibald Cleghorne's house, the 22 of February 
1575/6- Witnesses, the said Archibald and his eldest son, William 
Cleghorne. 

931. Obligation by William Loch in Ouchiltre to pay to Archibald Cleghorne, 

burgess of Linlithqw, and Margaret Loverance, his wife, the sum of 
30s. 4d., for dinners, suppers, lawings and borrowed money from the 1 1 
of September 1575 to date. Done at Linlithqw, in the said Archibald's 
house, the 18 of March 1575/6. Witnesses, Robert Bynne, burgess of 
Linlithqw, James Bell, servant of Margaret Uthoun, James Atkin in 
Ouchiltre, and Archibald Cleghorne, servant of the said Archibald. 

Folios 87-8. 

932. Sale by Gilbert Boid, burgess of Linlithqw, to his son anH heir apparent 

Robert Boid, of these goods and gear : — i meit amre, i meit burd, i irne 
chymnay, i brewing caldroun of coppir, i furnest feddir bed, 1 brasyn 
pott, I pane, i quart stope of peuder, i pynt stope of peuder, 4 peuder 
platis, 4 peuder turnschouris. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 24 of March 1575/6. Witnesses, Gavin Browne in 
Didistoun in Abircorne, James Cunyghame in Newtoun in Abircorne, 
Robert Rechart in Duntervy in Abircorne, and Henry Saltoun, burgess. 

933. Premonition by James Hammyltoun of Kincavill to William Bertilmo, son 

of William Bertilmo of Cauldcottis, to compear in the parish church of 
Linlithqw on the 9 of June following to receive payment of money in 
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the east side of the Market Cross, the 24 of March 1575/6. Witnesses, 
Philip Quhitheid of Park of Kincavill, William Meldrum in Blakness, and 
George Gray, miller of Levyngstoun Myln. 

934. Renunciation by William Lyndsay in favour of Robert Burne in Clerkstoun, 

of all right, title and kindness in and to the lands of Burne Brae, lying 
within the bounds of the lands of Hill in the barony of Abbotskerss 
and sheriffdom of Striviling. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 28 of March 1576. Witnesses, Michael Gibbisoun and 
Robert Kilmane, burgesses of Linlithqw, and Andrew Gibbisoun, brother 
german of John Gibbisoun, burgess. 

935. Assignation by John Hammyltoun, or Lang John, burgess of Linlithqw, in 

favour of Christian Cairns, his servant, of the crop for 1576 of an acre 
of land which he holds of Arthur Hammyltoun in Ness, and also the 
teind sheaves for 1576 of the lands of Hiltlie, in respect that he was 
"awand to the said Cristane Carnis his serwand forsaid hir fee for hir 
service the space of sax yeris bigane, and thairfor becaus he hes na 
money nor silvir nor uthir effaris to satisfie hir with, thairfor he beand 
agit and seiklie." Done at Linlithqw, in the said John's house, the 11 of 
April 1576. Witnesses, Mr. James Browne, formerly Rector of Kirk- 
newtoun, William Touris, wright, Stephen P^yndelay and Robert Bertilmo, 
burgesses, and Mr. Alexander Coile, notary public. 

936. Renunciation by James Mutar in Kynnele in favour of William Dobe in 

Kynnele of his right, kindness and favour to a quarter of Mutar's croft on 
the north of the town of Kynnele. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 22 of April 1576. Witnesses, Matthew Keir, burgess of 
Linlithqw, Michael Quhyt in Portarsyd, and Thomas Reule, son of 
Robert Reule, burgess. 

937. Renunciation by Robert Duncane, son of the late James Duncane in 

Castellhill, in favour of Patrick Walkar in Badlormy of his right, kind- 
ness and favour to a quarter of the Ovirtowne of Bawbarde or Castellhill, 
lying in the parish of Baythcat and sheriffdom of Renfrew, formerly 
occupied by the late William Duncane, his grandfather, and by the late 
James Duncane, his father, and now by the said Patrick Walkar. Done at 
Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 26 of May 1 576. Witnesses, Peter 
Polwart of Hildirstoun, John Estoun of Scottinflat in Torphiching, and 
Richard Loverance, messenger. 

938. Obligation by Allan Raltoun or King, miller in Linlithqw, to marry Janet 

Mak, daughter of Rankin Mak, burgess of Linlithqw, servant of Archibald 
Cleghorne, burgess, with whom there had been " comonyng and spekin 
in tymes bypast of marriage," or else to " sat'sfie, content and pleiss the 
said Janet Mak or evir he be maryt with ony persone or personis and 
that efter his power." Done at Linlithqw, in the said Archibald's house, 
the 15 of July 1576. Witnesses, Archibald Cleghorne, Robert Bynie and 
Andrew Gibbisoun, brother of John Gibbisoun, burgess. 

939. Acknowledgment by Andrew Mortoun, brother of the late Robert Mortoun, 

servant to the laird of Gloret, that he has in his hands a precept of sasine 
of an annualrent of ^40 furth of the lands of Foulwod and Kirk- 
mechall, granted by John Sempill, laird of Foulwod, in favour of David 
Wrycht in the Castle of Edinburgh, and dated at Dunbertane, the 13 of 
October 1559. Witnesses to precept : Robert Sempill of Noblistoun, 
John Sempill, his son, John Foulartoun and William Galbraith ; also the 
sasine of the said date following on said precept, under the sign and 
subscription of Schir John Ury, notary of Glasgow diocese. Witnesses 
to sasine, John Stewart of Kilbryid and John Stewart, his son and heir 
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John §tewart, cousin of the said David Wrycht, took instruments. Done 
at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, in his presence and in presence of 
Nicol Thownis, notary public, the 22 of July 1576. Witnesses, John 
Stirling of Gloret and Alexander Roust, burgess of Linlithqw. 

Folios 89-90. 

940. Assignation by Gilbert Bold, burgess of Linlithqw, in favour of Janet Gray, 
wife of David Bynne, burgess of Edinburgh, of ^17, being the price of a 
copper caldron, weighing 4 stone 2 pounds, purchased by John Gluffar, 
burgess of Linlithqw, from the said Gilbert. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, the 25 of July 1576. Witnesses, Henry Saltoun, 
Patrick Auld and James Walkar, burgesses. 

94L Discharge by Robert Burne in Clerkstoun in favour of William, his brother 
german, for delivery of his bairns' part of gear, except the sum of 40 
shillings, which fell to him by decease of his father Robert Burne and of 
his mother Beatrice Levyngstoun. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 1 7 of August 1 576. Witnesses, Alexander Quhyt in Gilstoun, 
James Quhyt, his brother in Polmont, and Andrew Gibbisoun, brother of 
John Gibbisoun, burgess. 

942. Declaration by Robert Young in Edinbui-^h that he was in company with 

Thomas Harrat in Prestonpans, thagger, and others, a year ago, when 
they incurred a lawing of 28s. to Archibald Cleghorne and Margaret 
Loverance, his wife, whereof his share was 6s., and that he paid this to 
Harrat, who undertook to pay the whole bill. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
tavern, theiS of October 1576. Witnesses, William Barnat in Saltpres- 
toun, Thomas Thomsoun there, George Wallace and James Clerk in 
Tranent. 

Folios 90-1. 

943. Obligation by William Loch in Ouchiltre to pay to Archibald Cleghorne 

and Margaret Loverance, his wife, the sum of I4merks 7 shillings, being 
balance of his tavern lawings to date. Done at Linlithqw, the 17 of 
November 1576. Witnesses, Robert Yett in Drumcorss, Nicol Raltoun 
in Westir Bangour, and Gilbert Dik in Kincavill. 

944. Renunciation by James Levyngstoun, son and heir apparent of Robert 

Levyngstoun of Braidlaw, in favour of Andrew Johnstoun, procurator for 
Agnes Hammyltoun, Lady Dalmahoy, of his right, title and kindness of 
i^ acres of land, lying in Poldrait in the barony of Litill Cattelstoun and 
sheriffdom of Linlithqw ; one acre, called Gilbert's lands, being sometime 
occupied by Libra Bynne and now by James Johnstoun, burgess of 
Linlithqw, and the half acre, occupied by Allan Martyne, burgess. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the house of Archibald Cleghorne, the 12 of 
February 1576/7. Witnesses, William Cleghorne, son of the said 
Archibald, and Alexander Pudyane, his servant. 

945. Agreement betwixt Michael Quhyt in Portarsyd and James Quhyt, his 

brother, that the said James shall brook half the lands of Portarsyd, as 
occupied by Helen Tennand, his late mother, and shall discharge his 
brother Michael of his bairns' part of gear. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, the 13 of April 1577. Witnesses, Thomas Hammyl- 
toun in Parkleis, Michael Park and James Park, burgesses of Linlithqw. 

Folios 91-2. 

946. Offer by Archibald Walkar in West Craige of Ogilface to pay ^6 to 

Mr. Thomas Dik, vicar of Torphiching, as teinds for some years bypast for 
his lands, and refusal to pay a further sum of 29 shillings demanded by 
the said vicar. Done at Linlithqw, in the house of John Ademsoun, 



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burgess, the 5 {sic) of April 1577. Witnesses, Andrew Stor^in Mukraw, 
Patrick Merschell in West Crage of Ogilface, Adam Murray in Lugyebray, 
and Michael Gardnar in Hilderstoun. 

947. Sale by Agnes Railtoun, widow of George Chalmers in Padokschaw, to 

Bartholomew Beir, burgess of Linlithqw, of i womanis gowne of Inglis 
browne, i pair of auld blak clokis, i covering of ane bed, i pair of schetis 
of small hardin, i pair of auld blankattis, i brasin chandillar, 2 braid 
dissis of pewdir, i tyne pynt stoup, i auld pane, i auld brasin pott of ane 
pynt, and 3 pewdir platis. Done at Linlithqw, in the said Bartholomew's 
house, the 7 of July 1577. Witnesses, John Davisoun, burgess, James 
Estoun, indweller, and Robert Wilsoun, servant of Agnes Hammyltoun, 
Lady Eglintoun. 

948. Discharge by William Yett, son-in-law of Agnes Johnstoun, widow ofStene 

Thomsoun in the Damflatt at Bynnemyln, in favour of the said Agnes, 
of I compter amre, the ireis of ane stand bed, ] cop anire, and the treisof 
ane wynne punsioun, in complete satisfaction for goods due to him. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 20 of July 1577. 
Witnesses, Robert Alisoun, burgess, Alexander Reid in Mekill Ouchiltre, 
and Luke Loich in Linlithqw. 

949. Another tavern reckoning betwixt parties as in No. 943, amounting to 10 

merks. Done at Linlithqw, in the tavern, the 9 of August 1577. 
Witnesses, John Gibbisoun, servant of John Gibbisoun, burgess, James 
Davisoun, burgess, and Arthur Burn. 

Folios 92-3. 

950. Disposition by Robert Reule, burgess of Linlithqw, to his natural son 

Allan Reule, of his tenement ^ lying on the south side of the High Street 
of Linlithqw, between the tenement of Walter Pollart on the west, the 
tenement of Henry Caddar on the east, and the lands of John Glen on 
the south, for the sum of 50 merks and other 10 merks in the will of the 
disponee, reserving to the disponer the liferent of himself and his wife, 
Janet Speir. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 9 of 
November 1577. Witnesses, Cuthbert Caddar in Cowhill, James Davi- 
soun, burgess, and William Cleghorne, son and heir of Archibald 
Cleghorne. 

951. Protest by John Browne in Mekill Dechmont on behalf of William and 

James Herone, children of the late John Herone in Mekill Dechmont, 
that the sale of the right, title and kindness of i^ oxgangs of Mekill 
Dechmont by Janet Browne, widow of the said John Herone, and now 
wife of Patrick Young, to William Herone in the Hanyng and Marion 
Bynkis, his wife, shall not prejudice the said children when they come 
of age. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 23 of January 
1577/8. Witnesses, John Symsoun in*the Kirkland of Levingstoun, and 
Alexander Thomsoun in Mekill Dechmont. 

952. Another tavern reckoning betwixt parties as in No. 943, amounting to 14 

shillings from 9 August last to date. Done at Linlithqw, in the tavern, 
the 2 of February 1577/8. W^itnesses, Alexander Loch, brother of 
William Loch, and Alexander Pudyoune, servant of Robert Mak, 
burgess. 

953. Disharge by Marion Rechartsoune, daughter of the late Patrick Rechart- 

soune in Mekill Blakburne, in favour of David Heryne, living at the kirk 
of Baythcat, of the sum of 30 shillings in complete payment of ^5 :6 :8, 

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being a legacy left to her by the late Henry Mureheid, servant of the said 
David. Done at Linlithqw, in the Kirkgate, in front of the Alms-house, 
besouth the said kirk, the 13 of February 1577/8. Witnesses, Charles 
Drummond, provost, Patrick Canawe, minister of the said burgh, John 
Knollis and Henry Saltoun, burgh officers, and James Leddaile in 
Lochtulloch. 

Folios 93-4. 

954. Discharge by William Hammyltoun, son and heir of the late John 

Hammyltoun, burgess of Edinburgh, in favour of William Caling, 
messenger, acting for Archibald Cleghorne, burgess of Linlithqw, and 
Margaret Loverance, his wife, of the sum of ^5 in complete payment of 
^38:105., being 4 years' fermes of certain acres called Corsflettis, 
sometime occupied by the said Archibald. Done at Linlithqw, in 
Archibald Cleghorne's house, the 24 of October 1578. Witnesses, John 
Hucheoun in Manwell, and William Caling, messenger, burgess. 

955. Agreement between John Ferrear, burgess of Linlithqw, husband of the 

late Euphemia Glen, and George Glen, her brother, whereby the said 
George agrees to have himself served as heir to his sister and to discharge 
the said John P^errear of all heirship goods on payment to him of 
^4 : los. Done at Linlithqw, in the said John Ferrear's house, the 30 of 
November 1578. Witnesses, John Finlaw, mason, Thomas Merschell, 
burgess, John Bullok, indweller, and William Cleghorne, son of "Archibald 
Cleghorne. 

Folios 94 (<^) and 95 (cz). {Blank.) 

Folio 95 {b). 

956. Assignation by Robert Auld in Bawmechell in favour of his son James 

Auld of an annualrent of 12 bolls meal and 4 bolls beir furth of all and 
hail the two quarters of Ovir Tortraven, occupied by John Atkin, John 
Thomsoun and Thomas Atkin ; under reservation of the granter's 
liferent. The annualrent is payable in respect of a sum of 500 merks due 
by James, Lord Ross of Melvile and Hakkat. Done at the house of 
James Dik in Bankheid, the 24 of November 1570. Witnesses, James 
Warden in Ester Jaw, James Dik in Bankheid, and David Mongall in 
Ovir Mongall near Falkirk. 

Folio 96. 

957. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Levyngstoun of Prestoun in the 

lands of Quhitflatt, lying in the town of Kincavil and sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw, under precept of sasine contained in a disposition by James 
Hammyltoun of Kincavil, dated at Dunkeld, the 21 of September 1571. 
Witnesses, Mr. Alexander Hepburne, master of the Grammar School, 
Dominus John Hammyltoun, and Dominus David Morisoun, notary 
public. Sasine given on the ground, the 24 of September 1571. 
Witnesses, William Knollis, bailie of Linlithqw, William Estoun, burgess, 
John Ingliss, messenger, Domini Thomas Kent, and Archibald Fawup, 
chaplains, and Dominus Ninian Winzet, chaplain and notary public. 

958. Instrument of SdiSm^ proprtis manibus by James Hammyltoun of Kincavil, 

sheriff of Linlithqw, in favour of John Levyngstoun of Prestoun, of the 
castle and constabulary of Blakness, and of the sheriffship of Linlithqw, 
with all lands, profits, commodities and righteous pertinents of the same; 
to be held of the King, conform to an earlier infeftment by the King in 
favour of the said James Hammyltoun and of the late Sir Patrick 
Hammyltoun. The symbols were earth and stone and a wand. Done 
at the Castle of Blakness, the 20 of November 1571. Witnesses, 



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William KnoUis, bailie of Linlithqw, John Hammyltoun, son of the said 
James, Henry Duncane, burgess, and John and Thomas Levyngstoun, 
servants of the said John Levyngstoun. 

959. Sale by Alexander Mowbra in Bailsyde to Thomas Scott in Grugfutt of 

2 oxen for the sum of 14^ merks. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 4 of November 1570. Witnesses, John Ingliss, messenger, 
burgess, and Thomas Bartilmo, baker, burgess. 

960. Obligation by John Forsyth in Bonitoun to pay to John Gibbisoun, 

younger, burgess of Linlithqw, the sum of 14^ merks. Done at Linlithqw, 
in the notary's chamber, the 15 of January 1 570/1. Witnesses, Archibald 
Cleghorne, burgess, Henry Keir in Bonitoun, and Henry Forsyth there. 

Folio 97. 

961. Personal Bond by George Scott in the Mains of Manwell to Alexander 

Harde in Barrestoun in the barony of Kynnele for 20 pounds Scots of 
borrowed money, to be repaid, with 5 merks for the loan, one-half at 
Whitsunday and the other half at Martinmas 1571. Cautioner, John 
Hucheoun in the Mains of Manwell. Done at Linlithqw, the 20 of 
November 1570. Witnesses, John Byris in Pardowin, Peter Wilsoun in 
Barrestoun, and Archibald Fawup, son of the late Robert Fawup of 
Lochhous. 

962. Personal Bona by Thomas Glen, burgess of Linlithqw, to David Harde in 

Quhytsyde, for the sum of 5 pounds Scots of borrowed money to be 
repaid at the next Magdalen Day. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, 3 of February 1569/70. Witnesses, James Gardnar and George 
Thownis, burgesses, Domini Robert Thownis and Archibald Fawup, 
chaplains. 

963. Cautionary Enactment by Alexander Bertane in Strabrock for Patrick 

Cunyghame in Strabrock to pay 20 merks to John Gibbisoun, younger, 
burgess of Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 
19 of April 1570. Witnesses, William Bell and James Hendersoun, 
burgesses. 

964. Personal Bond by William Smyth in Westir Myirheid to John Hucheoun 

in Manwell for 22 merks of borrowed money to be repaid at St. Luke's 
Day following, and in security of which he delivered 2 oxen and 2 cows. 
Done at Linlithqw, in the house of John Davisoun or Sym, the 5 of May 
1570. Witnesses, John Davisoun or Sym, Stephen Baxster, burgess, 
Walter Smyth, brother of the said William Smyth, and John Russale in 
Ovir Gilstoun. 

Folios 97-8. 

965. Personal Bond ^by Thomas Scott in Grugfutt to Alexandra Mowbra in 

Bailsyd for 17 merks of borrowed money to be repaid by St. Matthew's 
Day following. Cautioner, William Bell in Grugfutt. Done at Linlithqw, 
the 9 of October 1570. Witnesses, Alexander Bertilmo in Grugfutt and 
David Gyb in Mourhous. 

966. Personal Bond by James Rankin, burgess of Linlithqw, to Adam 

Cuthbertsoun, indweller there, for 8 pounds borrowed money, for which 
he is to pay 40 shillings yearly. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 19 of August 1569. Witnesses, John Merschell, John 
Fewar and John Cuthbertsoun, burgesses. 

967. Cautionary Enactment by William Bell in Grugfutt for Thomas Scott in 

Grugfutt to pay 17 merks to Alexander Mowbra in Bailsyd. Done at 



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Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, the 9 of October 1569. Witnesses, 
Alexander Bertihno in Grugfutt and David Gyb in Mourhouss. 
Marked: Discharged by the said Alexander Mowbra. 

968. Obligation by David Jame to relieve his father John Jame in Ouchiltre at 

the hands of Patrick Wreith, son of Patrick Wreith in Kincavil, of the 
sum of 40 merks under a contract of marriage made t)etwixt the said 
John Jame and Patrick Wreith's son. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's 
chamber, the 18 of December 1569. Witnesses, Alexander Mowbra in 
Bailsyd, Nicol Jame in Hillhous, John and Arthur Jame, sons of the said 
John Jame. 

969. Sale by Alexander Mowbra in Waltoun to John Schort in Grugfutt of one 

boll of oats, price 50 shillings. Done at Linlithqw, the 3 of April 1569. 
Witnesses, Arthur Jame, as in No. 968, Thomas Powis in Abircorne 
Myln, servant to James Hammyltoun in Abircorne Myln. 

970. Sale by Alexander Mowbra in Waltoun to Thomas Scott in Grugfutt of 

2 bolls 1 firlot oats at 4 merks the boll. Cautioner, William Bell in 
Grugfutt. Done at Linlithqw, the 9 of April 1569. Witnesses, John 
Ingliss, messenger, Nicol Jame in Hillhous and Archibald Fawup. 
Marked : allocatur. 

971. Personal Bond by Thomas Scott in Grugfutt to Andrew Lufferance, 

burgess of Linlithqw, and Helen Davisoun, his wife, for the sum of £(:> 
Scots. Cautioner, William Bell in Grugfutt. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, the 24 of x\pril 1569. Witnesses, Bartholomew 
Ouchiltre in Linlithqw, James Fawup in Kincavill, and Alexander Bynne 
in Quyhtbakkis. Marked allocatur. Witnesses, Robert Fyndeley, 
George Rid in the Boigsyd, and Henry Bell in Winchburgh. 

972. Sale by David Harde in Quhytsyde to Thomas Glen, burgess of Linlithqw, 

of 5 bolls of saile beir at 5^ merks the boll. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
notary's chamber, the 5 of May 1569. Witnesses, John Gryntoun, 
neighbour in Linlithqw, Rankin Mak in Linlithqw, and Henry Heggin. 
Marked allocatur. Witnesses, James Gardiner and George Townis, 
burgesses of Linlithqw, and Schir Robert Townis, chaplain. 

Folio 99. 

973. Act in the burgh and sheriff court books of Linlithqw by Robert Walkar 

and John Mortoun in Kilpont, on behalf of their master, William Earl of 
Menteith, to pay to Gilbert Makquhere, burgess of Edinburgh, and Janet 
Cornwale, his wife, viz. the said Robert Walkar, 8 bolls quheit, 8 bolls 
beir and 8 bolls meill, and the said John Mortoun, 9 bolls i firlot quheit, 
9 bolls meill and 17 bolls i firlot beir, for their fermes of Kilpont of the 
crop of the year '68. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, before 
John Forest, bailie, and the notary, the 9 of December 1568. Witnesses, 
Alexander Stewart of Scotstonhill, John Carnwaile, Allan Martyne, 
burgesses, and John Grame, chamberlain of the said Earl. 

974. Act in the burgh and sheriff court books of Linlithqw by Andrew Scharpe, 

John Hoige, John Dick, younger, and Robert Schaw in Kilpont, on 
behalf of their master, William Earl of Menteith, to pay to Gilbert 
Makquere and Janet Cornwale, his wife, viz., the said Andrew Scharpe, 4 
bolls 3 firlots beir, 6 bolls 2 firlots meile, the said John Hoige, 6 bolls 2 
firlots meile, 6 bolls quheit, the said John Dick, younger, 6 bolls quheit, 
and the said Robert Schaw, 3 firlots quheit of their fermes for the crop of 
the year '68. Done at Linlithqw, in the notary's chamber, before James 
Robisoun, bailie, and the notary, the 10 of December 1568. Witnesses 
as in No. 973. 



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975. Obligation by Thomas Scott in Grugfutt to deliver to Alexander 

Urummond in Philipstoun a boll of oats. Done at Linlithqw, the 8 of 
August 1568. Witnesses, William Loch in Ouchiltre and Archibald 
Cleghorne, burgess. 

976. Judicial Intimation, made in the tolbooth of Linlithqw in judgment, by 

William Caling, burgess, to Mr. John Kello, to receive payment from 
him of the sum of ^25 in redemption of his tenement lying on the north 
side of the street. Done, the 6 of August 1568. Witnesses, James 
Wethirspoune, provost, William Knollis, John KnoUis and John Forest, 
bailies, John [Hammyltoun] of Mauchlenhoile, and Robert Johnsoun, 
deemster. 

977. Agreement betwixt Janet Bruss, wife of Mungo Hammyltoun of Pardovin, 

on behalf of her husband, on the one part, and James, Gavin, Elizabeth 
and Katherine Hammyltoun, brothers and sisters of the said Mungo, on 
the other part, appointing Henry Bruss, servant of Robert Bruss of 
Westir Bynne, and Thomas Borthik in Pardovan to teind the whole 
teind sheaves of the crop of the year 1 568, and to lead and stack the said 
sheaves in the yard of Pardovin to the utility of both parties till it be 
decerned by honest men or men of law to whom the sheaves belong. 
Done in the tower of Pardovin, the 29 of August 1568. Witnesses, John 
and Andrew Bruss, brothers of the said Janet, Patrick. Rechart or Smyth, 
and Thomas Gib in Pardowin. 



Loose Folios. 

Folio 100. 

978. Personal Bond by Richard Thomsoun in Grugfutt and Male Duncane, his 
wife, to Stephen Fyndelay for the sum of 8 merks borrowed money, to be 
repaid at Michaelmas following with i peck wheat and r peck beir. 
Done at Linlithqw, the 7 of October 1 57 1. Witnesses, James Hendirsoun, 
burgess, Robert Wilsoun in Murhouss, and William Hendirsoun in 
Kinglas. 

979 Personal Bond by Alexander Mowbra in Bailsyd to John Mowbra, 
indweller in Linlithqw, his brother german, for the sum of ;^io borrowed 
money. Done at Linlithqw, the 20 of October 1571. Witnesses, John 
Jame in Ouchiltre, William Mowbra in Linlithqw, and Thomas 
Johnsoun, notary public. 

980. Personal Bond by John Johnsoun in Ovir Dechmont to John Wardaile for 
the sum of 10 merks borrowed money, to be repaid by All Hallow Day 
following. Done at Linlithqw, the 12 of January 1 571/2. Witnesses, 
John Clerk in Quhitlaw, Stephen Bryiss there, Schir Archibald Fawup, 
chaplain, and Thomas Johnsoun, notary public. 

981 Personal Bond by Archibald Davisoun in Walkmyltoun to John Ferrear, 
wright, burgess, for the sum of 20 merks borrowed money. Done at 
Linlithqw, the 3 of March 1 571/2. Witnesses, John Creichtoun in the 
Kirkhouses of Abircorne, Alexander Roust, mason, burgess, and Andrew 
Ross. 

Folios 100-1. 

982. Sale by Andrew Loverans, burgess of Linlithqw, to John Schort in 
Grugfutt, of I boll of beir, price 4 merks. Done at Linlithqw, the 10 of 
May 1572. Witnesses, Alexander Bertilmo in Grugfutt, Schir Robert 
[Townis], and Thomas Johnsoun, notary public. 



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983. Personal Bond by James Andirsoun*in Duntervy to William Johnsoun in 

Cragetoun in Bronelaw and Elizabeth Bawgaivy, his wife, for the sum of 
£b borrowed money. The lenders are to occupy a butt of land in the 
Langcragerige beside Duntervy Crage in the barony of Abircorne till the 
said sum is repaid, paying yearly to the said James the sum of three 
shillings and four pence. Done at Linlithqw, the 17 of May 1572. 
Witnesses, William Fese in Bronelaw, George Robisoun, baker, burgess, 
and Thomas Johnsoun, notary public. 

984. Acknowledgment by Alexander Mowbra in ttistoun that he owes 

James Uthoun in Ouchiltre ;^7 : is. and i boll of saile beir. Done at 
Linlithqw, the 18 of May 1572. Witnesses, John Ingliss, messenger, 
burgess, and Archibald Cleghorne, burgess. 

985. Personal Bond by John Ingliss in Parklie to Alexander Bynne in Quhyt- 

balkis for the sum of ^20 borrowed money. Done at Linlithqw, the 11 of 
August 1 572. Witnesses, Archibald Cleghorne, burgess, Schir Archibald 
Fawup, chaplain, and Thomas Johnsoun, notary public. 

Folio 102. 

986. Loan by David Kant in Myltoun Myll to William Johnsoun in Dechmont 

of 9 pecks of meall. for which the said William is to deliver 5 firlots of oats 
by the 8 of September following. Done at Linlithqw, the i-^ of August 
1572. Witnesses, Robert Bynne, burgess, Walter Werkman in Meikle 
Ouchiltre, and Schir Thomas Johnsoun, notary public. 

987. Personal Bond by John Grintoun in the Suttreis in Morwinsyd to John 

Alisoun, burgess of Linlithqw, for the sum of 43 merks 6 shillings and 6 
pence. Done at Linlithqw, the 2 of February 1572/3. Witnesses, 
Robert Fyndelay, cordiner, John Pebliss, tailor, and Robert Bynne, 
burgesses. 

988. Personal Bond by John Thomsoun in Tortraven to John Warden in 

Drumcorss for the sum of 7 merks. Done at Linlithqw, the 

February 1572/3. Witnesses, John Mure in Drumcorss, Henry 
Brysoun in the Longton, William Goff in Medilrige, and John "Mure, 
younger, son of the said John Mure. 

989. Personal Bond by Alexander Rannald in Strabrock to William Child in 

Pardovyne for the sum of 40 shillings. Done at Linlithqw, the 7 of 
February 1572/3. Witnesses, Patrick Hammyltoun of Kincavill and 
John Wilsoun in Linlithqw. 

Folio 103 {a\ {Blank.) 

Folio 103 {b). 

990. Sale by Robert Warden to Thomas Smyth of i boll of saile oats, price 

38 shillings. Done at Linlithqw, the of March 1572/3. W^itnesses, 

James Gibbesoun, son of John Gibbesoun, younger, burgess, William 
Cleghorne, son of Archibald Cleghorne, burgess, and Thomas Johnsoun, 
notary public. 

991. Bond by James Mutar in Nethir Kynnele to Alexander Harde in 

Borrestoun for the sum of ;!^4. Security, the lease of 2^ butts of land, lying 
in the bounds of Borrestoun, in the barony of Kynnele and sheriffdom of 
Linlithqw. Done at Linlithqw, the 21 of March 1572/3. Witnesses, 
Patrick Estoun in Borrestoun, Schir Archibald Fawup, chaplain, and 
David Harde in Ovir Kynnele. 



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992. {Fragment.) Personal Bond by^ohn Schort in Grugfoot to John Ingliss, 

messenger, burgess of Linlithqw, for the sum of £^. Dated 27 
May 1573. 

Folio 104. 

993. {Fragment.) Instrument of Sasine in favour of Catherine Glen ^ in liferent 

and of Henry Duncane, son and heir of the late Henry Duncane, burgess 
of Linlithqw, in fee, in an annualrent of 25 merks, payable from these two 
tenements of James Hammyltoun at the West Port, viz. the tenement'^ 
lying on the south side of the High Street, between the said James's own 
tenement on the east, the tenement of the late Archibald Wilsoun on the 
west, and the Plum on the south ; and the tenement,^ also lying on the 
south side of the High Street, with garden and acre adjacent thereto, 
between the tenement of Walter Polwart on the east, the tenement of 
Patrick Gibb on the West, and Ribbaldsgreyne on the south. Sasine 
given by Patrick Sellar, bailie of Linlithqw. Done on the grounds 
respective {date missings but c. 1577]. Witnesses, Alexander Ka and 
John Knollis, bailies, John Forrest, George Bell, John Cornwaile, John 
Thomsoun, James Robertsoun and William Ka, burgesses, Henry 
Saltoun, Thomas Glen and George Townis, burgh sergeants. 

994. Assignation by Mr. Alexander Hammyltoun, vicar of Carriddin, in favour 

of his natural daughter, Elizabeth Hammyltoun, widow of John Gardnar, 
and now wife of Henry Touch, indweller in Linlithqw, in liferent, and to 
William Gardnar, her son, in fee, of the tenement,* yards and tailrigs, 
sometime belonging to the said John Gardnar, and lying outwith the East 
Port, on the north side of the King's Street, between the lands of William 
Ka on the west, the lands of the late Alison Gardnar on the east, and the 
King's Yards and Peill Burn on the north. Done at Linlithqw, in the 
granter's house, the 11 of March 1577/8. Witnesses, Robert Cuthbert- 
soun, Archibald Thomsoun, and Aristotle Cuthbertsoun, burgesses. 

Folios 104-5. 

995. Assignation by James Browne in Ovir Dechmontand Naniss Cunnygham, 

his wife, in favour of William Denis in Bynne Myln, his sisters's son, of 
his steading and 2 oxgangs of land of Ovir Dechmont, holden as officiar 
and friendly tenant of Marion Murray, wife of James Hoppryngill of 
Wodhouslie. Done at the door of the Prison in the Tolbooth of 
Linlithqw, the i of May 1578. Witnesses, Richard Lufference and 
Mungo Straytherne, messengers, Robert Kilmane, Henry Ross in 
Tortraven, John Atkin, Henry Saltoun, younger, VVilliam Cleghorne, 
George Quhithill in Bonitoun, and Stephen Smyth. 

996. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Levyngstoun of Prestoun, brother 

of James Levyngstoun of Braidlaw, patron "of the altar of St. Antony, 
situated in the parish church of Linlithqw, in all and whole the patronage 
of the chaplainry of the said altar, under precept of sasine granted by 
the said James, and dated at Edinl^urgh, the 21 of February 1577/8. 
Witnesses to precept, William Knollis, son of William Knollis, burgess 
of Linlithqw, Finlay Yettis, servant of the said John Levyngstoun, Henry 
Wardlavv, writer, John Wardlaw, his son, notary public, and David 
Brentoun, his servant. Sasine given by earth and stone by William 
Knollis, bailiff for the granter, in the room of the chaplain of St. Antony, 
the 28 of June 1578. Witnesses to sasine, John Knollis, bailie of 
Linlithqw, Thomas Mureheid and James Walkar, burgesses. 

^ Catherine Glen, widow of the said Henry Duncane, elder. 

2 The west part of West Port House. 

3 On the sites of 211 and 213 High Street. 

■* On the east side of the Academy Grounds. 



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997. Instrument of Sasine in favour of John Levyngstoun of Prestoun, under 

precept of sasine by Lawrence Makgill, chaplain of the altar of St. 
Antony, situated in the parish church of Linlithqw, with consent of Mr. 
David Makgill, his undoubted patron, of all and whole the room belong- 
ing to the said chaplain, and lying in the said burgh at the end of the 
Kirkgate, behind the Tolbooth, together with the vault, called the Flesh- 
house. Precept dated at Edinburgh of 157 — . Witnesses, . 

Sasine : place, date and witnesses as in No. 996. 

998. {Fragment : folio missing.^ Date, 2 1 September 1 578. Pro John Levyng- 

stoun of Prestoun. 

Renunciation by Janet Levyngstoun, widow of Ninian Aitoun (?), and 
daughter of Henry Levyngstoun of the Falkirk. . . . 



Index Nominum^ 



Contractions: burgess, bailie, indweller, etc. = . . . of Linlithgow, 
mod. = modern. 

the Palace = Linlitligow Palace. 
V. = widow of. 
w. = wife of. 



Abercorn, curate of, 294 

Aberdeen, William, bishop of, 81, 182, 

207, 288, 667, 668 
Abercrumme, James, at Struthir Cas- 
tle, 97 
Abercrummy, John, burgess, 696 
Abrahame, Robert, burgess, 722 
Ade, James, burgess, 127, 219, 297 
„ John, burgess, 148 
„ John, in Whitrig, 634 
„ Thomas, at Stonehouse, 213 
„ William, in Whitrig, 409 
„ William, in Linlithgow, 717 
Adem, John, at Antermoney, 368 
Ademsoun, John, at East Binning, 58 
„ John, burgess, 142, 171, 212 
„ John (2), burgess, 533, 596, -]-]% 
946 
Aikman, Andrew, in Yallow Struthir, 
496 
,, James, in Nether Williamston, 

441,481 
„ Thomas, burgess of Edinburgh, 

658, 746 
„ William, burgess of Dieppe, 620, 

Akinheid, Alexander, in Strabrock, 
mod. Broxburn, 564, 853 
„ Charles, in Dechmont, 736, 

737 
„ James, 81, 197; in Strabrock, 

400, 470; burgess, 723 
„ John, burgess of Edinburgh, 539; 

in Strabrock, 564, 565 
„ Patrick, burgess, 32, 189, 190, 

192 
„ Robert, chaplain and Queen's 

gardener, 418, 560, 741 
„ Robert, in Strabrock, 564 
Alexander, Agnes, in Abercorn, 863 
„ Andrew, chaplain, 98 
„ David, 13, 15; in Reddoch, 220, 

425, 867 
„ Henry, at Bearcrofts, 15 
„ James, in Dundas (?), 888 



Alexander, John, in Lany, 779 

,, Marion, in Dundas (?), 887; in 

Falkirk, 903 
„ Robert, in Abercorn (.?), 154, 887 
„ William, 22, 54,82; in Reddoch, 
220, 428, 657 
Alisoun, James, burgess, 102, 121 
„ (Alesoun), John, burgess, 677, 

688, 715,913,987 
„ Robert, chaplain, 522, 562, 581 
„ Robert, burgess, 463, 529, 715, 

904, 948 
„ Thomas, at Calder, 463 
Allane, Alexander, baker, 519, 563, 694 
„ James, in Binning, 311 
„ John, in Broughton, 428 
„ Robert, burgess, 240 
„ Walter, burgess, 275 
„ William, in Broughton, 657 
„ William, in Colmslie, 867 
Allansoun, Allan, in Kingscavil, 282 
Allero, Katherine, w. William Aikman, 

burgess of Dieppe, 625 
Amysfield (Empsfeld, Empselis, Hem- 
pisfeld), Janet, in Linlithgow, 
174, 189, 197,200, 253,275, 277 
,, Margaret, in Linlithgow, 285 
„ Marion, in Linlithgow, 284 
Andersoun, Mr. Alexander, Principal of 
the College of Aberdeen, 576 
„ Andrew, burgh officer, 864 
„ Cuthbert, of Foulisland, 666 
,, Elizabeth, w. John Robisoun in 

Riccarton, 805 
„ George, at Cumbernauld, 339 
„ James, in Duntarvie, 474, 640, 

983 
„ James, in Riccarton, 775, 805, 

847, 848 
„ Janet, v. Robert Pryngill, bur- 
gess, 79 
„ John, in Bordland, 666 
„ John, burgess, 326, 582, 584 
„ Katherine, v. Patrick Atkin in 
Pardovan, Tj 



Index Noniinum 



Andersoun, Miingo, in Wester Hill- 
house, 571, 805, 811, 847, 848, 
849 
„ Thomas, in Duntaivie, 918 
Andrew (Andro), Patrick, in Overmun- 

gall, 218 
Andrews, St., James, Commendator of 
the Priory of, 264 
„ David, Archbishop of, 203 
„ James, Archbishop of, 15, 36, 80, 

167 
„ John, Archbishop of, 362, 368, 

379, 506, 641, 662, 694 
5, official of, in Lothian, 36, 48, 143, 
217, 306, 307 
Angus, Henry, in Duntarvie, 474 
Archibald, Allan, in Linlithgow, 411 
„ Janet, in Duddingston, 474 
„ John, elder, in Duddingston, 474 
„ John, younger, in Duddingston, 

474 
„ Robert, in Torphichen, 558 
Argyll, Archibald, Earl of, Lord 

Campbell and Lome, justiciar, 66 
Arnot, Marion, w. Robert Robisoun, 

burgess, 289 
Arran, James, Earl of, Lord Hammyl- 
toun, 176, 182, 202 ; Duke of Chatel- 
herault, 362, 381; Governor of the 
Realm, 362, 368 
Arthur, Alexander, of Bawquhatstone, 

495 
„ Janet, w. Nicol Rankin in Baw- 

melyart, 495 
„ James, in Woodquarter, 470 
„ John, in Woodquarter, 470 
Atkin, Christian, w. Michael Browne 

in Bormie, 712 
„ Helen, daughter of Richard 

Atkin, burgess, 96 
„ James, in Hilderston, 559 
„ James, litster, 756 
,, James, in Ochiltree, 931 
„ John, in Over Tartraven, 574, 

581, 868, 956,995 
,, Ninian, in Falkirk, 430 
„ Patrick, in Pardovan, ']'] 
„ Richard, burgess, 96 
„ Thomas, in Over Tartraven, 574, 

956 
„ William, in Biggar, 349, 351 
„ William, in Linlithgow, 619 
Atkisoun, Marion, w. John Tennand, 

King's servitor, 186, 187 
Auchenvey, William, burgess, 89 
Auchynflek, James, of Tweedie, 100, 102 
„ William, son of Robert Auchyn- 
flek of Crookburn, 1 19 
Auld, Alexander, in Balmitchell, 695 ; 

in Whitburn Mill, 924 
„ Henry, burgess, 41 1,460, 582,924 



Auld, James, in Balmitchell, 574, 922, 

956 
James, burgess, 481, 685 
James, in Sevenhouses, 695, 783, 

787,837,852,860 
John, in Balmitchell, 573, 592, 

593, 594, 861, 922 
John, burgess, 183, 280 
Patrick, burgess, 372, 457, 533, 

582, 641, 662, 685, 697, 699, 

707, 772, 846, 924, 940 
Patrick, in West Torbane, 846, 

924 
Robert, in Balcastle, 783, 787 
Robert, in Balmitchell, 573, 574, 

592, 734, 783, 898, 956 
Richard, servant of Lady Janet 

Flemyng, 479, 481,496, 497 
William, burgess, 127, 252, 650 
Avendale, Andrew, Lord, 99 



Bailye (Balye), Alexander, in Bagbie, 
62 
„ Alexander, of Bagbie, 344, 348 
„ Alexander, of Carfin, 62, 63 
,, Alexander, of Crawfordjohn, 793 
„ Archibald, fiar of Auldstoun, 

352 
„ Mr. Bernard, rector of Laming- 

ton, 61, 62, 63, 64, 344 
„ Cuthbert, in Biggar, 348 
„ David, in Kingscavil, 151, 176, 

266, 282, 338 
„ John, in Biggar, 344, 348 
„ Richard, at Hawkhead, 562 
„ Thomas of Cormiston, 62 
„ William, of Auldstoun, 352 
„ William, of Bagbie, 62, 63 
Bairkla, Alexander, at St. Andrews, 

362 
Balderstoun, John, burgess, 602 
„ John, sergeant, 142, 208, 212 
„ Peter, burgess, 106, 229, 249 
„ Richard, burgess, 398, 413, 419, 

602, 605, 716, 752, 886 
„ (Baddirstoun), Thomas, in Mur- 

ieston, 441, 481 
„ William, burgess, 4, 8, 16, 158, 
193, 198, 199, 200, 209, 218, 
226, 247, 317, 384,421 
Balfour, Andrew, in the Palace, 213 
„ Henry, chaplain, 178 
„ Mr. James, rector of Flisk, com- 
missar of Edinburgh, 658 
„ Mr Michall, at Aberdeen, 201 
Banchory Devenack, vicar of, 288 
Bannatyne, John, of Corehouse, 104 
Barbour, Robert, in Linlithgow, 188 
Bardnar, Adam, witness, Quarrell?, 84 
Barklaw, William, sergeant, 73, 75, 256 



Index Nominum 



Barcla, John, bailiff for Lady Riccar- 

ton, 790, 792 
liaid, Agnes, w. William Lyndesay, in 
Burnbrae, 609 
„ George, sergeant, 28 ; burgess, 

147, 782 
„ Janet, w. William Geddes, fiar 

of Rachan, 358 
„ Janet, w. Gilbert Ra in Inch, 808 
Bardinar, Adam, at Quarrel, 118 

,, Henry, at Quarrell, 118 
Barnat, William, in Prestonpans, 942 
Barre, Christian, vv. Richard Browne, 
burgess, 569, 614 
„ John, burgess, 153 
„ Thomas, burgess, 569,611, 612, 

613, 614, 765 
„ William, burgess, 93, 94 
Barrone, James, burgess, 244 

„ John, burgess, 262, 263, 294, 605 
Bartane, Alexander, in Strabrock 
(mod. Broxburn), 963 
„ John, son of Thomas Bartane 

in Alloa, 464 
^, (Eertane), Michael, at Stonepil- 
lar, 564 
Bartilmo, Alexander, 225; of Cauld- 
coats, 398, 602 
„ Alexander, in Grougfoot, 965, 

967, 982 
„ Alexander, in Reddoch, 378 
„ Archibald, in Grougfoot, 386, 398, 

421, 429, 528, 825 
„ Archibald, his son, 429 
„ Beatrice, in Reddoch, 378 
„ Christian, in Grougfoot, 429 
„ Elizabeth, in Grougfoot, 429 
„ John, in Reddoch, 630 
„ Margaret, w. Thomas Mak, bur-. 

gess, 398 
„ Patrick, in Kersiebank, 378, 754, 

757 
„ Philip, in Grougfoot, 429 
„ Richard, in Cauldcoats, 635 
„ Robert, in Grougfoot, 429; bur- 
gess, 484, 519, 569, 579, 620. 
625, 696, 935 
„ Robert, in Reddoch, 220, 226 

378,425, 517,630,867,905 
„ Thomas, in Grougfoot, 429, 825 

burgess, 959 
„ Thomas, in Grougfoot, 825 
„ William, of Cauldcoats, 398, 528 
576, 602, 603, 635, 643, 712, 886, 

893, 933 
„ William, younger, his son, 602, 

603, 643, 886, 893, 906, 933 
„ William, in Grougfoot, 429 
„ William, in Redheuch, 867, 905 
Barton, John, son of Thomas Barton 
in Alloa, 738 



Bartrem, William, in Biggar, 359 
Bathgate, vicar of, 506 
Bathok, Andrew, in Falkirk, 430 
Bawgarvy, Elizabeth, w. William 

Johnson in Craigton, 983 
Baxster, Duncan, burgess, 485, 819, 
903 
„ John, of Quhilt, 2 
„ John, sergeant, 12, 25, 26, 54, 

254, 384, 569; burgess, 626 
„ Stephen, sergeant, of St. Ger- 
man's, 398, 439, 440, 568, 569, 
576; sheriff-officer, 617; bur- 
gess, 964 
„ Thomas, in Biggar, 341 ; bailie 

of Biggar, 359, 360 
„ William, witness, 2, 251 
„ William, burgess, 626 
Bege, Alexander, chaplain, 23 
Begys, Robert, burgess, 75 {note), 173, 

174 
Beir, Bartholomew, baker, 519; bur- 
gess, 579, 798, 857, 876, 947 

„ John, chaplain, 684, 868; bur- 
gess, 716 

„ William, burgess, 24, 53, 139, 141, 
291, 292, 295 
Bell, Alexander, burgess, 799 

„ George, burgess, 109, 125, 131, 
158, 181, 227, 228, 235, 264, 
278, 608, 903; Angus herald, 

237 
„ Henry, in W^inchburgh, 971 
„ James, in Abercorn, 154 
„ James, in Ochiltree, 931 
„ John, in Easter Hillhouse, 542 
„ Katherine, w. Luke Wilsoun, 

burgess of Edinbnrgh, 358, 

360 
,', Peter, at Linlithgow, 10, 157 
„ Richard, in Pardovan, 864 
„ Thomas, in Ochiltree, 723 
„ William, burgess, 493, 503, 562, 

620, 742, 798, 799, 810, 859, 

963 
„ William, in Grougfoot, 747, 965, 

967, 970, 971 
Bellentyne, Archibald, witness, Lin- 
lithgow, 378 

„ Henry, in Little Kerse, 378, 739, 
769 

„ Margaret, w. Robert Hammyl- 
toun, 529, 546, 661 

„ Robert, 378 ; in Parkend, 898, 

899 
„ Thomas, in Linlithgow, 833 
,, William, 378; servant in Bon- 
hard, 788 
Bertilmo, see Bartilmo 
Betoun, James, of Melgund, 62 
„ John, commissioner, 178 



Index Nominum 



Biggar, burgesses of, 341-2, 344, 348- 
52, 359-60 
„ curate of, 342 
Binning, vicar of, 678 
Bird, James, in Bangour, 400, 675 
„ John, in Bangour, 400, 675 
„ John, burgess, 114, 259 
Bischop, James, burgess, 19, 266, 270 
Bissat, Patrick, at Linlithgow, 295 
„ Robert, of Quarrel 1 and Wester 

Scotston, 84, 118, 364, 576 
„ William, in Drumcross, 57 
Bissett, Thomas, of Quarrell, 576 
Blair, Archibald, at Bonnytoun, Lan- 
ark, 104 
„ Patrick, at Linlithgow, 719 
„ Walter, in Linlithgow, 199, 200 
Blak, James, in Linlithgow, 227 

„ John, in Craigingall, 535 
Blakburne, William, burgess, 252, 270 
Blake, Alexander, burgess, 3, 28, 109, 

J 78, 195 
l^lakstok, William, mandatory, 15 
Blakwod, Elizabeth, w. John Hoigis 

in Houston, 879 
Blakwood, Helen, 816 

„ Thomas, witness, Linlithgow, 744 
Bog (Boge), George, burgess 440, 442, 
546, 693, 824 
„ James, at the Palace, 286 
„ John, at Linlithgow, 598 
Boge, Alexander, King's servitor, 410 
„ Christina, w. John Thomsoun, 
burgess, 132 
Bogill, David, burgess, 82, 166, 851 
„ John, burgess, 43, 283, 290, 387 
„ Katherine, w. Allan Caling, bur- 
gess, 568 
„ . Robert, in Crownerland, 789 
„ Robert, burgess, 439, 518, ^68, 

641 
„ Walter, in Little Parkley, 50 
Boid, David, at Monkland, 186; in 
Linlithgow, 365 
„ George, in Kipps, 473; dep. 

captain of Palace, 709 
„ Gilbert, burgess, 932, 940 
„ Robert, his son, 932 
,, Peter, burgess, 198, 264, 295, 312 
Bonar, Mr. James, 178 
Bothkennar, vicar of, 639 
Borthik, Alexander, at Linlithgow, 136 
,, David, of Lochhill, 368 
„ George, servant of Brighouse, 

615, 889 
„ Henry, son of the miller of Neuk, 

621 
„ James, miller of Neuk, 523, 550, 
551; in Williamcraigs, 730, 
760; in Holemill, 485, ']']2>i 77 A 
„ John, miller, in Kettleston, 911 



Borthik, John, his son, 911 
„ Patrick, at Linlithgow, 246 
„ Thomas, in Pardovan, 977 
„ William, 421; in Abercorn, 474, 
586, 842; in Neukmill, 478, 
49 f, 499,621 
Boswale, David, of Auchinleck, 40, 41, 

431 
„ John, his son, 43 [ 

Bothwell, James, Earl of, 496 

„ (Boithweil), Patrick, Earl of. 
Lord Hales, 201, 202 

Bower, William, at Linlithgow, 152, 
153 

Bowok, Alexander, chaplain, 68, 69 
„ Alexander, in Abercorn, 231 
„ Andrew, in Kilsyth, 414 
„ Archibald, in Duntarvie, 474 
„ Henry, in Duntarvie, 474 
„ James, in Duntarvie, 474 
„ John, in Biggar, 358 
„ John, in Kinneil, 203 
„ Walter, in Croftlandhead, 623 

Bracanrig, Robert, chaplain, 384 

Branye, James, at Bearcrofts, 415 

Brentoun, David, servant of Henry 
Wardlaw, writer, 996 

Brison, Henry, in Falkirk, 430 

„ (Bryson), Henry, in Longton. 988 

„ James, chaplain, 211 

„ Patrick, at Linlithgow, 915 

„ Robert, in North Bracanrig, 894, 

895 
„ William, burgess, 183 
„ William, chaplain, 183, 184 

Brisone, James, in Redding, 754, 899 

Brisoun, Robert, burgess, 89 

Brock, George, in Pardovan, 515, 629 

Brok, John, burgess, 385 ; in Clapper- 
ton, 888 

Brokkas, Agnes, w. William Joffra, 
burgess, 94 
„ Bartholomew, burgess, 111,131, 

188, 291 
„ James, burgess, 32, 51, 52, 113, 
133, 204, 289, 290, 305, 416, 
576, 577 
„ William, his son, 416,417; bur- 
gess of Edinburgh, 370 

Brodirstanis, Thomas, chaplain, 364 

Brone, see T5rowne 

Browne, Andrew, 53, 311, 619 

„ Archibald, burgess, 389, 398, 

569, 576, 578 
„ Arthur, servitor of Carribber,457, 

563, 731. 810,917 
„ Christopher, in Abbotsgrange (?), 

„ Duncan, in Lady'smill, 915 
„ Elizabeth, w. Robert Craufurd 
of Bearcrofts, 7, 1 5 



Index Nominufn 



5 



\ 



Browne, Elizabeth, in Dechmont, 755 
„ Gavin, in Duddingston, 474, 932 
„ . George, at Linlithgow, 423 
„ Gilbert, in Easter Hartree, 411 
„ Helen, w. Alexander Stensoun, 

burgess, 234 
„ James, 232, 31 1 ; in Starlaw, 855 ; 

in Dechmont, 995 
„ Mr. James, schoolmaster, 177; 

notary public, 64, 203, 265 ; 

rector of Kirknewton, 376, 482, 

484, 510, 557, 580, 680, 694, 

728, 820, 834, 935 
„ James, of Chalmerlanis, 342, 350, 

360; bailie of Biggar, 349, 350 
„ Janet, w. John Herone in Meikle 

Dechmont, 951 
„ John, alias Ropploych, burgess, 

798 
„ John, chaplam, 63, 371,372, 377 
„ John, in Abercorn, 97 ; burgess, 

203; (not desig.) 583; in 

Dechmont, 755, 784, 951 
„ John, Keeper of Linlithgow Pal- 
ace, 839 
„ Margaret, daughter of Richard 
Browne of Easter Hartree, 

354 
„ Margaret, w John Dawling in 

Dalmeny, 713 
„ Marion, w. John Burne, in Ab- 

botsgrange(?), 915 
„ Marion, w. Archibald Wilsoun, 

burgess, 424 
„ Michael, in Bormie, 712 
„ Nicol, burgess of Biggar, 351 
„ Patrick, at Bearcrofts, 6 
„ Peter, at Linlithgow, 32 
,, Philip, mason, 530, 866 
„ Richard, burgess, 569, 578,611, 

614 
„ Richard, of Easter Hartree, 354, 

441 
„ Richard, of/Kinneil, 203, 414, 465, 

466, 467 
' ,, Robert, son of Thomas Browne, 

burgess, 281 
„ Robert, in Biggar, 342, 347 
„ Thomas, 15; in Reddoch, 220 
„ William, burgess, 275; in Inch- 

.rig, 855 
Brownlie, Allan, in Barbachlaw, 470 
Bruss, Alexander, of Airth, 786, 790, 

791 ; his brothers, 790, 791, 

792 
„ Alexander, of Powfoulis, 545, 866 
„ Arthur, in Linlithgow(?), 447 
„ David, of Kinnaird, 435, 436, 

437, 438, 455, 459, 545. 660, 

683, 786; his daughters, 459; 

his sons, 435, 459, 545 



Bruss, David, in Manuel, 328 

„ Edward, younger, of Kinnaird, 

535 
„ Henry, servant of Robert Bruss 

of West Binning, 753, 786, 977 
„ Henry, commissioner, 178 
„ Janet, w. Mungo Hammyltoun 

of Pardovan, 501, 977; her 

brothers, 977 
„ Robert, burgess of Edinburgh, 68 
„ Robert, son of David Bruss of 

Kinnaird, 435, 436, 437, 438, 

459, 660, 683 
„ Robert, in Sandyhill, 455, 456, 

749, 762, 536, 827, 829, 830 
„ Robert, of Wester l^inning, 340, 

367, 753, 786, 977 
„ Robert, his son, 367 
Bryss, Janet, w. William Pareis in 

Beecraigs, 811 
„ John, burgess, 275, 922 
„ John, in Starlaw, 855 ; his daugh- 
ters, 855 
„ Robert, burgess, 404; in Easter 

Scotston, 475 
,, Stephen, in Whitelaw, 980 
„ William, burgess, 402, 421, 640, 

642, 713, 719, 751, 762, 906; 

sheriff-officer, 485, 617, 803 
„ William, mason, burgess, 642 
„ William, in Starlaw, 855 
Buchannan (Baichquhanen, Boichan- 

nan), John, servitor, 145, 919 
Bullok, John, indweller, 955 
Burgess, William, in Couston, 623 
Burne, Agnes, w. Thomas Grandesoun, 

Linlithgow, 645 
„ Alexander, in Linlithgow, 306 
„ Arthur, in Linlithgow, 949 
„ Gabriel, at Linlithgow, 242 
„ Giles, in Abbotsgrange, 821 
„ James, alias Brand, at Bear- 
crofts, 415 
„ John, in Abbotsgrange (?), 915 
„ John, burgess, 45, 146, 189, 190, 

192, 300, 336 
„ John, chaplain and notary public, 

.64 
„ . Nicholas, in Bearcrofts, 13 
„ Patrick, in Bearcrofts, 13 
„ Richard, burgess, 264 
„ Richard, of Hill, 226, 248; his 

children, 226, 248 
„ Robert, in Clarkston, 941 ; his 

sons, 934, 941 
„ William, burgess, 161 
„ William, son of Archibald Burne 

of the Hill, 609; in Hill, 892 
„ William, his son, 892 
Bynkis, Marion, w. William Herone in 
Haining, 951 



Index Nomimun 



Bynne, Alexander, in Whitebalks, 636 

971,985 
„ David, burgess of Edinburgh, 

„ David, in East Binning, 58, 59, 

65, 767 
„ Elizabeth, of that Ilk, 60, 65, 68, 

69 . 
„ John, in East Binning, 527 
„ Libra, in Poldrait, 944 
„ Margaret, w. Adam Weddale, 

burgess, 185, 297 
„ Marion, w. John Akinheid of 

Strabrock (mod. Broxburn), 

565 
„ Robert, burgess, 563, 930, 931, 

938, 986, 987 
„ Robert, in Easter Binning, 527, 

767, 802 
„ Thomas, of that Ilk, 58, 60, 65, 

68 
„ Thomas, at Torphichen, 550; 

at Linlithgow, 666 
Bynnyng, see Bynne. 
Byris, Alexander, in Pardovan, 452 
„ Elizabeth, w. Alexander Suerd, 

burgess, 114, 260 
„ James, 154, 201 
„ John, Lord Lyndesay of, 363 
„ John, in East Binning, 302 
,, John, in Pardovan, 961 

Caddar, Cuthbert, in Cowhill, 807, 950 
„ Henry, burgess, 950 
„ William, of Bogo, 567, 852 
Cadder, Elizabeth, w. John Glen, 
burgess, 584, 868 
„ George, burgess, 96, 99, 536, 793 
„ Helen {sic)^ John Glen, burgess, 

536 
„ James, burgess, 536, 793 
„ Thomas, at Both well, 201 
Cairncross (Carnecross, Carncroce), 
Charles, in Colmeslie, 425 
„ Elizabeth, in Colmeslie, 425 
„ Nicol, 425 

„ Robert, of Colmeslie, 425, 867 
„ William, of Colmslie,"i3, 425 
Cairns, Christian, servant of John 

Hammyltoun, alias Lang John, 935 
Caldame, John, in Braidlaw, 882, 910 

„ Robert, his son, 882 
Calderclere, vicar of, 375 
Caldom, Mr. John, provost of Methven, 

312 
Caling, Alexander, burgess, 398, 4j6, 
439, 765 
„ Allan, burgess, 389, 427, 439, 

442,568 
„ Christian, v. Thomas Smyth in 
Linlithgow, 785 



Caling, James, burgess, 439, 568, 710 
„ John, Linlithgow, i, 14, 107, 246 
„ John, Linlithgow, younger,. 247, 

855,914 
„ Margaret, daughter of Simon 

Caling, burgess, 856, 914 
„ Simon, burgess, 227, 317, 385, 

421, 914 
„ William, burgess, 457, 713, 724, 
841, 907, 976; sheriff officer, 
779, 803,914,915 
Callendar, George, in Bothkennar, 768 
„ James, in Halls of Airth, 739, 
740,757,762,769, 771,821,822 
Callenter, George, burgess, 116, 647 
„ Robert, of Bencloich, 21 
„ Robert, of Dorrator, 653 
„ Robert, of Manor, 757, 808 
„ William, burgh sergeant, 283 
Cambuskenneth, Alexander, Abbot of, 

253, 264 
Cammeroun, Gilbert, in Birkenshaw, 
470, 498, 511, 512, 513, 514, 
703, 731, 749; of Birkenshaw, 
861, 864 
„ John, in East Binning, 58 
,, Patrick (i), 384, in Birkenshaw, 

470,498, 511 
„ Patrick (2), 683, 703, 704, in 

Birkenshaw, 749, 864 
„ Thomas, son of Gilbert Cam- 
meroun, 703, 704, 749 
„ Thomas, son of Patrick Cam- 
meroun, 470, 498 
Campbell, Colin, of Cramdeicht, 178 
„ John, of Glenhuche, 178 
„ John, son of Janet Todd, 188 
Carfyne, Patrick, in Hillhouse, 911 
Carmichael, George, 53 

„ William, of that Ilk, 53 
Carmour, James, mandatory for Craw- 

furd of Bearcrofts, 1 5 
Carphin, William, in Linlithgow, 363 
Carribber, Arnulphus, chaplain, 171 
„ Duncan, of that Ilk, 286 
„ Elizabeth, w. Gavin Duncane, 
burgess, 394, 553, 554, 555, 556 
„ George, burgess, 209, 212, 672 
„ Robert, of that Ilk, 113, 194, 214, 

286, 287 
„ Thomas, burgess, 484, 510, 533, 
665, 672, 734 
Carriden, curate of, 157 
„ minister of, 820, 834 
„ vicar of, 312, 353, 543, 759, 885, 

994 . . 

Carrutheris, Katherine, in Linlithgow, 

519 
Carwod, William, in Biggar, 342 
Caveris, Adam, burgess, 238 

„ John, burgess, 264 



Index Nomimnn 



Caveris, Thomas, burgess, 21 
Chaipe, George, bailiff for Lindsay of 

Byris, 97 
Chalmer, George, in Linlithgow, 590 

„ George, in Paddockshaw, 947 
Chalmirris, Thomas, in Whitburn, 590 
Champnay, Patrick, 235, 240; burgess, 
716 
„ William, sergeant, 357 
Chancellor (Chanslar), John, 400 
Chapell, Thomas, curate of Culter, 347 
Charle, Patrick, in Kingscavil, 282 
Chauslaw, John, at Burnhouse, 675 
Cheislie, David, at Woodside, 78 
Chepman, Mr. John, in Edinburgh, 195 
Chessolme, James, younger, at Riccar- 

ton, 617 
Child, David, in Braidlaw, 878 

„ William, in Pardovan, 989 
Clark, Francis, in Callendar, 840 
„ James, in Meikle Dechmont, 589, 
711, 736 
Cleghorne, Archibald, burgess, 527, 
534, 537, 563, 589, 601, 628, 
636, 637, 767, 778, 797, 802, 
818, 826, 881, 891, 896, 906, 
908, 917, 918, 919, 926, 930, 



931, 
954, 
990 



938, 942, 943, 944, 950, 
955, 960, 975, 984, 985, 



\ 



Archibald, his servant, 926, 931 
Christina, w. Robert Bynne in 

Easter Binning, 527, 767 
Edward, younger, in Dudding- 

ston, 474 
Helen, in Kingscavil, 282 
William, son of Archibald Cleg- 
horne, burgess, 637, 917, 918, 
926, 930, 944, 950, 955, 990, 995 
Clerk, Francis, servant of Lord 
Levyngstoun, 486 
„ James, in Abercorn, 294 
„ James, in Tranent, 942 
,, John, sergeant 70; deemster, 142; 

burgess, 800 
„ John, chaplain, 217 
„ John, in Dechmont, 57 
„ John, in Easter Whitelaw, 736, 

980 
„ Richard, in Thinacres, and his 

son, 679 
„ Richard, in Kinneil, 203 
„ Robert, of Craigrossie, 696 
,, Thomas, in Abercorn, 586 
,, Thomas, in Dechmont, 57 
„ Thomas, in Meikle Blackburn, 

711 
Clogy, Janet, w. Allan Tennant in 

Muiravonside, 492 
Clyde, Andrew, in North Bracken- 
ridge, 894, 895 



Clyde, John, in Bonnytoun, 897, 928 
„ Henry, his son, 928, 929 
„ Robert, his son, 928, 929 
„ William, his son, 897, 928, 929 
Clyft, Thomas, in the Palace, 345 
Coicheren, Alexander, in Torphichen, 
371, 372 
„ Anulphus, at Bonhard, 157 
,, Beatrice, sister of James Coic- 
heren of Braidshaw, 861 
„ Henry, burgess, 903 
„ George, servant of Hamilton of 

Crawfordjohn, 793, 794 
,, James, of Braidshaw, 400, 861 
„ John, at Bonhard, 157 
,, Rudolph, at Bonhard, 195 
Coilc (Coll), Mr. Alexander, notary 
public, 426, 494, 510, 546, 631 
690, 716, 717, 836, 839,935 
„ Andrew, in Linlithgow, 843 
„ Christina, in Linlithgow, 843 
„ James, chaplain, 62 
„ John, burgess, 255, 843 
„ Matthew, in Linlithgow, 688 
„ Patrick, burgess, 3, 35, 75, 79, 
107,204,255, 259,276,494,843 
Cokburne, Bartholomew, in the Palace, 

384 
„ Henry, at Edinburgh, 157; in 
the Palace, 384 
James of Langton, 146, 157 
Patrick, of Clerkinton, 818 
Patrick, of Newbigging, 157, 384 
Robert, at Edinburgh, 146 
William, of Choicelie, 146 
Coldstone, rector of, 397, 412, 476, 669, 

670, 671 
Coling, Thomas, burgess, 86, 89, 142 

„ William, burgess, 286 
Colinton, rector of, 384 
Collisoun, John, in the Palace, 206 
Colquhoune, Mr. Adam, rector of 
Stobo, 187 
„ George, of Inchoch and Gain, 

187. 
„ John, in Inchno, 186 
„ Walter, at Torphichen, 550, 559, 

839 
Colwart, Thomas, chaplain, at St. 

Andrews, 362 
Corbet, Katherine, w. Richard Thom- 

soun, burgess, Edinburgh, 613 
Cornwall, Alexander, in Bonhard, 747, 

759 
„ Helen, w. John P'orrest, burgess, 

455 . 
„ James, chaplam, 86, 89, 91 
„ Janet, w. Gilbert Makquhere, 

burgess of Edinburgh, 973, 974 
„ John (i), of Bonhard, 157, 164, 

195 



Index Nominum 



Cornwall, John (2), burgess, 460, 467, 

546, 560, 585, 590, 598, 599, 

633, 641, 691, 693, 701, 703, 

704, 716, 719, 744, 798, 973, 993 
„ Libra, w. Archibald Hammyl- 

toun in Aikenhead, 16, 164, 

195, 196, 198 
„ Nicol, of Bonhard, 421, 493, 604, 

699, 744, 759, 786, 788 
„ Patrick (i), of Bonhard, 195 
„ Peter (Patrick) (2), of Bonhard, 

157, 195, 376, 384, 421, 426, 

493, 652, 699 
„ William, chaplain, 151, 161, 170, 

172, 289, 330,333,421,648 
Coupar, Elizabeth, w. Archibald 

Browne, burgess, 569, 765 
„ David, burgess, 330 
„ John, burgess, 208 
,, Marion, v. James Ka, burgess, 

44, 107, 108 
„ Thomas, burgess, 26, 28, 82 
Cowane, John, burgess, 264 
Crage, John, vicar pensioner of Stir- 
ling, 375 
Cragie, vicar of, 145, 164 
Cram, Allan, in Linlithgow, 290 
Cranstoun, Janet, w. John Knollis, 

burgess, 597, 853 
„ Jasper, of Corsbie, 1 50 
„ John, his son, 150 
„ Peter, chaplain, 1.50 
Craufurd, Agnes, sister of William 

Craufurd of Haining, 328 
„ Agnes, w. David Bruss of Kin- 

naird, 455, 456, 683 
„ Agnes, daughter of William 

Craufurd in Kinneil, 224 
„ Alexander, burgess, 407, 413, 

421, 448, 673, 788, 800 
„ Andrew, in Holemill, 619 
„ Archibald, of Haining, 31, 51, 52, 

334, 658,871 
„ Archibald, son of William Crau- 
furd, burgess, 197, 284 {note) 
„ Arthur, sub-prior of Newbattle, 

336 
„ David, of Kerss in Kyle, 636 
„ David, of Parkhall, 334, 335 
„ Geiles, w. John Ross of Neuk 

and Tartravcn, 478, 499, 500, 

523, 621 
„ James, apprentice surgeon, 241 
„ James, in Bonnytoun, 2 
„ James, burgess, 12, 51, 211, 683 
„ James, in Haining, 658, 871 
„ John, in Balquhatstone, 495 
,, John, indweller in Bonnytoun, 3 
„ John, burgess, 51 
„ John, burgh sergeant, 9 
„ John, chaplain, 339 



Craufurd, John, in Crownerland, 634 
„ John, of Gartmillan, 434 
„ John, in Haining, 334, 335 
,, John, in Torphichen, 558, 592, 

594, 623 
„ Lawrence, of Kilburn, 37, 38 
„ Mabutus, at Monkland, 186, 187 
„ Margaret, w. James Merschell, 

783 
„ Marion, daughter of Richard 

Craufurd, burgess, 197, 253, 

254, 275, 284, 285, 313, 314, 

315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 

321, 322, 407, 413, 421, 673, 

676, 788 
„ Marjory, w. David Craufurd of 

Parkhall, 334, 335 
„ Nichol, of Oxgangis, 65 
„ Nicol, in Manuel, 876 
„ Patrick, burgess, 129 
„ Patrick, in Manuelmill, 538, 730, 

876, 880 
„ Richard, burgess, 14, 19, 20, 32, 

197, 284, 309, 313, 413, 421, 

673, 788 
,, Robert, of Bearcrofts (i), 6 
„ Robert, of Bearcrofts (2), 6, 7, 13, 

15 
„ Robert, of Bearcrofts (3), 6, 7 
„ Robert, burgess, 31, 37 
„ William, burgess, 51, 197,252,408 
„ William, vicar of Falkirk, 212, 

252 
„ William, in Compston, 875 
„ William, of Haining, 286, 305, 

328, 334, 335 
„ William, in Kinneil, 105, 217, 

224, 225 
„ William, of Parkhall, 334, 335, 

Creichtoun, Mr. Alexander, burgess of 
Edinburgh, 532 

„ Mr. Alexander, vicar of Inner- 
wick, 412, 532 ; not desig., 397, 
669 

„ David, at Linlithgow, 397, 669 

„ Henry, of Riccarton, 26, 286, 287, 
291, 384 

„ George, canon of Holyrood, 199, 
200 

„ James, at Linlithgow, 199, 200 

„ Janet, Lady of Blackness, w. 
James Hammyltoun of Kings- 
cavil, 23, 26, 27, 28, Z},, 384 

„ Janet, v. Henry Drummond of 
Riccarton, 542, 610, 617, 687, 
775, 776, 790, 803, 815, 847, 
849, 850, 896 

„ John, of the Kirkhouses of 
Abercorn, 474, 475, 476, 586-, 
595,806,842,981 



Index Nominum 



I 



Creichtoun, Patrick, in Bonnytoun, 3, 
117 ; burgess, 300 
„ Robert, son of Patrick Creich- 
toun in Abbotsgrange, 401, 
402, 404, 405 
„ Mr. William, rector of Coldstone, 

397, 412, 476,669,670, 671 
„ William, of Drumcross, 566 
Cronyane, Finlay, 53 
Crosar, John, at Edinburgh, 146, 157 
„ Robert, witness, 284, 346 
„ William, burgess, 93, 141, 161 
Crummy, John, burgess of Edinburgh, 
17, 18 
„ John, younger, 17, 66, 71 ; bailie, 
73, 75; King's servitor, 97; 
burgess, 236, 384 
„ Marion, in Linlithgow, 749 
„ Patrick, in Carriden, 409, 411; 

burgess, 676 
„ William, sergeant, 353 
Cryste, James, witness, Inch, 739, 769 
Cuithtill, Alexander, burgess, 409,455, 
600 
„ Robert, burgess, 710 
„ Thomas, burgess, 529 
Cuk, Bartholomew, alias Wobster, 
burgess, 10 
„ John, weaver, 413 
„ William, in Kingscavil, 524 
Culross, William, abbot of, 362 
Culter, rector of, 682, 692 
Cunyng, James, in Linlithgow, 911 
Cunynghame, Adam, of Waxford, 564, 
696 
„ Elizabeth, w. William Baldir- 

stoun, burgess, 8 
„ George, in Ochiltree, 723 
„ Helen, w. William Moubra in 

Strabrock (Broxburn), 926 
„ James, of Bonnytoun, 104 
„ James, in Newton of Abercorn, 

932 
„ John, of Drumquhassle, 355, 766 
„ John, his son, 766 
„ Naniss, w. James Browne in 

Dechmont, 995 
„ Patrick, in Strabrock (Broxburn), 

963 
„ Thomas, in Bogside, 764 
Curre, Hugh, chaplain and notary 

public, 362, 375 
Cuthbart, Adam, in Barbachlaw, 763 
„ Archibald, burgess, 650 
„ Archibald, in Redding, 899 
„ John, burgess, 416, 440, 550, 569, 

572, 763, 765, 784 
„ Thomas, farmer, 676 
Cuthbertsoun,Adam,inLinlithgow,966 
„ Archibald, burgess, 385, 402, 788, 
871 



Cuthbertsoun, Aristotle, burgess, 638, 

708,788,885,994 
„ John, officer, of Biggar, 349, 350 
„ John, burgess, 966 
„ Robert, burgess, 579, 708, 734, 

820, 835, 994 
„ William, burgess, 252 

Dalmahoy, Alexander, of that Ilk, 

583, 608 
„ John, Linlithgow, 18 
„ Matthew, burgess, 18, 73, 75, 

384; bailie, 79, 86, 87, 89, 90, 

93 

„ William, burgess, 75, 325, 361 . 
Dairy, vicar of, 345 
Dave, Alexander, in Manuel, 876 

„ Alexander, his son, 876 

„ James, in Falkirk, 430 
Davisoun, Agnes, w. John Peris, bur- 
gess, 541 

„ Archibald, in Walkmilton, 659, 
981 

„ David, in Pardovan, 908, 917 

„ David, son of William Davisoun, 
burgess, 662, 663, 664, 665 

„ Helen, w. Andrew Lufferance, 
burgess, 971 

„ James, burgess, 640, 825, 919, 

949, 950 
„ James, in Walkmilton, 659 
„ Janet, daughter of Robert Davi- 
soun in Linlithgow, 46 
„ John, son of Robert Davisoun 

in Linlithgow, 45 
„ John, alias Soutar, 368 
„ John, burgess, 947 
„ John, alias Sym, burgess, 964 
„ Margaret, w. John Hammyltoun 

of Paisley, 718 
„ Marion, daughter of William 

Davisoun, burgess, 662, 663, 

665 
„ Patrick, in Balderston, 391, 392, 

534, 541, 659, 662, 665, 765 
„ Patrick, younger, 135 
„ Robert, in Walkmilton, 45, 46, 47, 

534 
„ Robert, his son, 534; servitor, 

569, 681 
„ Thomas, chaplain, 43, 75, 307 
„ Thomas, burgess, 45 
„ William, burgess, 12, 39, 122, 

128, 135, 169, 179, 180, 227, 

252, 650, 662, 665 
„ William, son of Robert Davisoun, 

47 
„ William, chaplain, 70, 71, 115, 
131, ^55, 189, 190, 191, 192, 
225, 241, 323, 325, 326, 449, 
726, 837 



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Index NomiriMM 



Davisoun, William, his son, 726, 837 

„ William, in Walkmilton, 47 
Dawling, Cuthbert, in Dalmeny, 713 
„ Euphemia, daughter of William 

Dawling in Echling, 681 
„ George, in Echling, 600 
„ Henry, in Kirkliston Mains, 851 
„ John, in Dalmeny, 606, 713 
„ Robert, in Abercorn, 364 
„ William, in Abercorn, 364; in 
Echling, 681 
Dawyell, James, burgess of Edinburgh, 
742 
„ James, burgess, 721 
„ James, in Stonehouse, 213 
„ John, at Edinburgh, 608 
„ Robert, son of James Dawyell, 
burgess, 538, 546, 880 
Denis, Elizabeth, daughter of James 
Denis, burgess, 127, 128 
„ James, burgess, 127, 128 
„ James, in Binny Mill, 753 
„ James, in Wairdlaw, 882 
„ Janet, in Binny Mill, 753 
„ Patrick, burgess, 247 
„ Patrick, in Tartraven, 882 
„ Valentine, in Binny Mill, 753, 784 
„ William (i), in Binny Mill, 753 
„ William (2), in Binny Mill, 753, 

755,882,995 
„ William (3), his son, 755 
„ W^illiam, in Tartraven, 882 
„ William, in Wairdlaw, 882 
Dennestoun, Charles, captain of Black- 
ness Castle, 223 
„ George, burgess, 693, 715,721 
„ George, natural son of Robert 
Dennistoun, rector of Dysart, 
491, 492 
,, James, burgess, 181, 215, 262, 
366, 367, 494; provost, 546, 
721 
„ John, reactor of Dysart, 312 
„ Katherine, w. David Hakkat, 181, 

193, 316, 337 
„ Robert, vicar of Duddingston, 

149 
„ Mr. Robert, rector of Dysart, 

375,491,604,716,721,804 
„ Robert, burgess, 75» 76, 79, ii4, 
240,255,259; bailie, 142, 148, 
212 
„ William, burgess, 4, 9, 42, 73, 
79, 80, 96, 97, 124, 125, 127, 
181, 189, 215, 229, 255, 265, 
266, 295, 330, 331, 340; baihe, 
106, 109, III, 115, 135, 137, 
139, 141, 144, 158, 159, 160, 
173, 174, 179, 190, 192, 208, 
209, 212, 219, 649; sherifif- 
depute, 282, 305 



Denny, George, burgess, 449, 727, 758 
Dera, Alexander, physician, 246 
Dewalis, Robert, at Pardovan, 204 
Dewar, John, at Linlithgow, 61 

„ William, at Linlithgow, 720 
Dempster, William, burgess of Edin- 
burgh, 471 
Demster, John, at Linlithgow, 256 
Dik, Gilbert, burgess of Edinburgh, 
881 
„ Gilbert, in Kingscavil, 501, 515, 

524, 525, 535' 851,943 
„ James, in Bankhead, 458, 462, 
468, 469, 477, 478, 487, 491, 
492, 499, 500, 521, 522, 523, 
562, 573, 574, 588, 621, 622, 
632, 732,743, 861, 872,956 
„ John, in Bankhead, 477 
„ John, younger, in Kilpunt, 974 
„ Margaret, daughter of John Dik 

in Bankhead, 477, 573 
„ Margaret, w. John Auld in Bal- 

mitchell, 861 
„ Mr. Thomas, vicar of Torphichen, 

946 
„ William, in Blackness, 176, 275. 
Dikkesoun, John, alias Well, bailie of 

Biggar, 350 
Diksoun, Charles at Stirling, 355 
Dischenton, David, precentor of Aber- 
deen, 288 
Dobe, William, in Kinneil, 936 
Dolphington, rector of, 223 
Donaldsoun, Agnes, w. Simon Caling, 
burgess, 914 
„ David, in Linlithgow, 441 
„ John, burgess, 'I'j, 84 
„ John, at Both well, 20 r 
„ John, in Houston, 837 
„ Katherine, w. Allan Hammyltoun, 

55, 56. 
„ Robert, in Lenny, 914 
„ Thomas, at Houston, 55 
„ William, in Houston, 55 
Douglas, Elizabeth, w. Alexander 
Levyngstoun of West Quarter, 
430, 434, 692, 836 
„ Elizabeth, w. James Robisoun, 
younger, burgess, 152 
Henry, in Erniggart-myln, 816 
James, in Antermoney, 903 
James, in Biggar, 352 
James, of Drumlanrig, 81 
Mr. John, chaplain and notary 

public, 371, 372, 374 
John, in Hovvden, 400, 617, 618 
John, rector of Kilbride, 684 
John, of Pumpherston, 480 
Margaret, w. Alexander Roust, 

burgess, 249, 503, 505, 529 
Michael, in Dechmont, 736 



Index Nominum 



1 1 



Douglas, Robert, at Biggar, 354 
„ Robert, chaplain of Gauldwell, 

288 
Dreghorn, vicar of, 312 
Drummond, Alexander, of Mldhope, 

476, 487, 488, 617, 732, 775» 

776, 777,79^, 792,849,850 
„ Alexander, in Philpstoun, 975 

„ Charles, burgess, 371, 372, 373, 
374, 430,. 454, 687, 692, 699, 
716; bailie, 421 ; provost, 397, 
399, 401, 404, 460, 464, 485, 
488, 497, 544, 546, 575, 585, 
590, 604, 610, 617, 641, 642, 
669, 719, 730, 738, 760, 761, 
766, 772, 773, 774, 775, 776, 

777, 785, 790, 79', 792, 816, 
819, 836, 841, 856, 858, 867, 
886, 905, 953; sheriff-depute, 
7i7\ of Kingsfield, 793, 794 

„ George, of Balloch, 617, 790, 850 
„ Henry (i), of Riccarton, 150, 

338,617,687,775,776,803 
„ Henry (2}, elder son of (i), 617 
„ Henry (3), younger son of (i), 

617, 618, 847, 849, 919 
„ James, at Innerpeffrey, 790 
„ Ninian, son of Henry Drummond 

of Riccarton, 687 
„ Oliver, at Abercorn, 231 
„ Patrick, Lord, 617 
„ Thomas, at Riccarton, 687, 775, 

777, 790, 791 
„ Thomas, of Corscapile, 617 
Dryburgh, James, abbot of, 165 
Duddingston, vicar of, 149 
Dunbar, Robert, of Durris, 268 
Dunblane, William, bishop of, 288 
Duncane, Agnes, w. Allan Wauch of 
Muiravonside Hill, 521 
„ George, in Steelslandhead, 474 
„ German, son of Gavin Duncane, 

burgess, 553, 561 
„ Gavin, burgess, 113, 219, 316, 
336, 385, 394, 396, 526, 553, 
554, 555, 556, 561, 582, 800, 
840, 857 
„ Henry, burgess, 439, 508, 572, 

644, 993 
., Henry, his son, burgess, 644, 

958, 993 
„ James, in Castlehill, 937 
„ James, at Manuel, 328 
„ James, burgess, 113, 189, 192, 

305, 385, 416, 465, 467, 636, 

795,818,840 
„ John, his son, 840 
„ John, burgess, 413, 421, 503, 530, 

620, 694 
„ Male, w. Richard Thomsoun in 

Grougfoot, 978 



Duncane, Marion, w. William Mayne, 

burgess, 388 
„ Mark, in Mains of Abercorn, 

464, 738 
„ Patrick, in Newton of Abercorn, 

812 
„ Philip, in Mains of Abercorn, 781 
„ Robert, in Castlehill, 937 
,, Thomas, in Bowhouse, 875 
„ Thomas, burgess, 381, 386, 498, 

536, 661, 685, 904 
„ Thomas, in Whitelaw, 311 
„ William, in Castlehill, 937 
„ William, burgess, 142, 212, 242, 

243, 336 , 
„ William, his son, 242, 243, 336, 
644 
Dundas, David, servant of Dame 
Jean Hammyltoun, 895 
„ George, of Dundas, 481 
„ James, of Dundas, 167 
„ James, of Newliston, 812, 918 
,, John, in Shielfauld, 812, 813, 814 
„ John, in West Kerse, 780 
„ William, in Abercorn, 223, 231 
Dunfermline, George, abbot of, 362 
Dunkeld, Gavin, bishop of, 656 
„ George, bishop of, 248 
„ Robert, bishop of, 474, 585 
Dunlop, James, at Hawkhead, 492 
Dunmour, Archibald, in Wheatacre, 

511,852 
Dunmure, Robert, burgess, 142, 212 
Dunss, John, at Linlithgow, 61, 62 
Durnen, Patrick, in Newton, 464 
Dury, Janet, w. Henry Kempt of 

Thomaston, 206 
Dysart, burgess of, 801 
„ rector of, 312, 375, 491, 716, 721, 
804 

ECCLESMACHAN, rector of, 225, 300 
Edinburgh, burgesses of, 14, 17, 48, 68, 
105, 302, 356, 358, 360, 370, 418, 422, 
448, 452, 471, 473, 488, 490, 509, 518, 
532, 539,611, 613, 620, 649, 658, 709, 
741-2, 746, 785, 881, 900, 916, 940, 

954, 973 
Edmestoun, Agnes, 16; daughter of 
Katherine Forest, 178; w. 
Thomas Hammyltoun, 198 
„ Lady Christina, v. John, Lord 

Ross of Hawkhead, 29, 72 
„ James, of Waterston, 98 
„ Margaret, sister of Agnes 
Edmestoun, 16, 198 
Edward, Thomas, burgess, 626 
Eglintoun, Hugh, Earl of, 70 
Eldar, James, alias Gardinar, in the 

King's Peel of Linlithgow, 907 
Elphistoun, James, Master of, 617 



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Elphinstoun, Margaret, w. John 
Levyngstoun of Dunipace, 362 
„ Robert, Lord, 696 
Empselis, see Amysfield 
Erkill, David, chaplain, 142, 212 
Erskin, Sir Thomas, of Brechin, 
secretary, 143, 206 
„ Thomas, Master of, 355 
Estoun, George, burgess, 297 

„ (Eissone), Katherine, mother of 

Thomas Duncane, 498 
„ James, in Bankhead, 622 
„ James, in Linlithgow, 836, 947 
„ John, burgess, 227, 336; elder, 

493,637,691,714 
„ John, burgess, younger, 449, 711, 

714. 
„ John, in Lennox, 783 
„ John, in Scottinflat, 592, 594, 

937 
,, Mungo, son of John Estoun, 

elder, burgess, 637 
„ Patrick, in Borrovvstoun, 991 
„ Robert, burgess, 297; son of 

John Estoun, 637 
„ William, burgess, 297, 370, 385, 
391, 392, 463, 482, 497, 508, 
510, 544, 547, 563, 582, 583, 
610, 662, 666, 672, 695, 698, 
714, 716, 723, 728, 737, 781, 
811, 834, 836, 839, 852, 856, 
858, 864, 867, 886, 957 
„ (Eissone), William, servant to 
Lady Flemyrig, 481 
Ewin, John, in Strabrock (mod. Brox- 
burn), 827 
Evin, Thomas, at Linlithgow, 72 



Falconar, Andrew, burgess, 920 

„ Henry, burgess, 235 

„ Janet, vv. John Wilsoun of Wester 
Scotston, 85 

„ John, in Biggar, 349, 352, 354 

„ John, burgess, 84, 114, 345, 353, 
376, 440, 639; son of Henry 
Falconer, 235 ; sergeant, 408, 
424, 427, 442, 449, 450, 456, 
692, 698, 726 

„ John, Kingsfield, 235; in 
Mannerston, 587; of Black- 
ness, 628 
Falkirk, vicar of, 212, 252 
Farlie, John, burgess, 30 

„ John, in Fortissat, 181 

„ Patrick, burgess, 120, 220, 291, 

384, 645 
Faw, John, chaplain, 656 
Fawup, Alexander, chaplain, 754 
„ Archibald, chaplain, 10, 11, 12, 

44, 80, 115, 207,278,392,473, 



520, 529, 532, 533, 538, 569, 
570, 572, 601, 619, 659, 662, 
665, 697, 723, 729, 733, 796, 797, 
806,818,824,825,846,852,875, 
877, 878, 880, 887, 907, 957, 
962, 980, 985, 991 ; undesig., 
414, 422, 423, 427, 429, 434, 
448,459,471,498, 714,737 
Fawup, Archibald, son of Robert Fawup 
of Lochhouse, n'^.i, 746, 759, 
760, 961 ; not desig., 742, 764, 
765, 799, 970 

„ Edward, in Linlithgow, 572, 61 1 

„ James, in Kingscavil, 363, 971 

„ John, burgess, 133, 147; of 
Lochhouse, 207, 391, 392 

,, Robert, in Lochhouse, 207, 391, 
392; of Lochhouse, 731, 746, 
760, 961 

„ Thomas, in Lochhouse, burgess, 
274, 329, 391, 392, 549, 765 

„ William, in Lochhouse, 391, 392 ; 
of Lochhouse, 541 
Fergus, Margaret, in Hallbarns, 474 

„ William, burgess, 428, 657, 692 
Fergusoun, John, burgess, 629 

,, Walter, in West Quarter, 692 
Ferrear, Andrew, Queen's servitor, 
460, 464, 704, 738, 751 ; captain 
of Palace, 752, 781; French- 
man, 839 

„ John, burgess, 413, 419, 420, 426', 
620, 673, 686, 840, 955, 981 
Fese, Elizabeth, daughter of William 
Fese in Craigton, 640 

„ Patrick, in Over Tartraven, 581 

„ William, in Brownlaws, 474, 918, 

983 
„ William, in Craigton, 640 
Fewar, John, burgess, 572, 688, 730 

733, 966; sergeant, 719 
Fisk, vicar of, 658 
Flemyng, Andrew, chaplain, 12, 36, 

48, 64, 65, 80, 122, 124, 207, 

227, 238, 239, 289, 306, 307, 

353,367,408,651 
„ David, in Boghead of Bathgate, 

786 
„ David, in Whiteside (Bathgate), 

566 
„ Helen, daughter of William 

Flemyng of Boghall, 354 
„ James, Lord, 359, 360, 362, 903; 

Great Chamberlain, 368 
„ Janet, Lady, 355 
,, Janet, w. John Levyngstoun, 

346, 347 
„ Janet (Joanna), w. John Sande- 

landis of Calder, 441, 463, 479, 

480, 481, 496, 497, 532, 735, 

794 



Index Nominuni 



13 



Flemyng, Jean, w. David Craufurd of 

Kerss in Kyle, 636 
„ John, son of Lord Flemyng, 344; 

Lord Flemyng, 481 ; Great 

Chamberlain, 496 
„ John, natural son of Malcolm, 

Lord Flemyng, 349, 354, 

350 
„ John, of Castlerankine, 360 
„ John, in Chapeltoun, 355 
„ John, alias Falconar, at Biggar, 

349. 
„ John, in Harthill, 506 
„ John, of Pantre, 341, 345 
„ John, in Straith, 539 
„ Malcolm, Lord, 339, 344, 349. 

354, 357 {note)\ Great 

Chamberlain, 341, 342, 350 
„ Dame Margaret, v. Robert 

Grahame, Master of Montrose, 

.355 

„ Richard, chaplain, 380; minister, 
48 r, 735, 766, 772, 876 

„ William, of Boghall, 354 

„ William, servant to Lord 
Flemyng, 496 

„ William, in Straith, 539 
Flynt, Janet, w. George Scott in 

Manuel, 923 
Forbess, William, servant in Brig- 
house, 667, 844 
Forrest, Agnes, Lady of Ester 
Bantaskine, 4, 218 

„ Agnes, V. William Singlar, 16; 
w. Mungo Stensoun, 34, 42, 
178, 179, 198 

„ Mr. Alexander, rector of Logie- 
montrose, 368 

„ Mr. Alexander, clerk of diocese 
of St. Andrews, 506 

„ Henry, burgess, 44, 73, 80, 116, 
122, 174, 277, 305, 309, 310, 
314, 317, 325, 399, 647, 721; 
bailie, 170, 177, 189, 190, 192, 
193, 200, 650; provost, 225, 
226, 227, 238, 239, 241, 244, 
246, 261, 284, 298, 654 

„ John, (or Cordiner), burgess of 
Biggar, 341 

„ John, his son, 341, 342 

„ John (i), burgess, 43 

„ John (2), burgess, 53, 54, 193, 
384, 454-7, 526, 596, 662, 699, 
710, 724, 744, 798, 900, 993; 
son of Henry Forrest, 399; 
bailie, 399, 414, 449,450,461, 
465-7, 543-4, 548, 575, 59o, 610, 
700, 761, ITh, 836, 841, 973, 
976; provost, 629, 631 

„ Katherine, daughter of Katherine 
Parkle, 178 



Forrest, Margaret, vi. John Cornwall 

of Bonhard, 195 
„ Marion, sister of John Forrest, 

bailie, 548 
„ Patrick, son of John Forrest, 

burgess, 43; burgess, 744 
„ Thomas ;( i ), grandfather of Henry 

Forrest, 116; burgess, 195 
„ Thomas (2), burgess, 235, 246, 

261, 264, 284, 629, 654 
„ Thomas (3), son of (2), 629 
Forrester, Henry, of Bantaskine, 215, 

218, 264, 266, 267, 268, 269 
Forsyth, George, in Houston, 912 
„ Henry, in Bonnytoun, 960 
„ James, at Whiteside, 566 
„ John, in Blackcraig, 566 
„ John, in Bonnytoun, 960 
„ William, burgess, 212 
„ William, in Binning, 68 
Fostar, Allan, burgess, 920 

„ Christina, w. Robert Robisoun, 

walker, 163 
„ Grissel, v. William Davisoun, 

chaplain, 449, 454 
„ James, burgess, 416; son of 

Robert Fostar, 541 
„ John, burgess, 133, 189, 192, 229, 

241, 329, 398 
„ Robert, burgess, 70, 142, 155, 

162, 229, 259, 281, 284, 290, 

329, 4 '4 
„ Robert, younger, burgess, 329, 

389,393,465,541, 569, 719,795- 

„ Marion, \v. James Menteith, 
elder, 816 
Foulis, Anselm, burgess, 33, 117 

„ Elizabeth, portioner of Bonny- 
toun, 448, 517,630, 729, 789 

,, Henry, burgess, notary, portioner 
of F3onnytoun, 32, '})'}^^ 273, 276- 
8, 300, 307, 325, 384, 401, 448, 
455, 546, 569, 721, 729, 764, 
789 

„ Mr. James, 81 

„ James, clerk-register, 143, 164 

„ Mr. John, rector of ,418 

„ John (1), burgess, portioner of 
Bogside, 384, 570, 764 

„ John (2), notary public, 471, 509, 
709, 868 

„ Patrick, burgess, 152 

„ Robert, burgess, 3, 32, 33, 44, 
147, 197, 284; notary, 28, 50; 
burgh clerk, 86, 89, 161, 384 

„ William, burgess, 25, 32, 33, 44, 
116, 174, 227, 261, 277, 300. 
307, 308; burgess of Edin- 
burgh and portioner of Bonny- 
toun, 276, 418, 422, 448, 452, 
473,709,741,750 



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Index NominMfn 



Fownis, Janet, w. James Little, in 

Torphichen, 623 
Frame, John, in Lany, 564, 873 
Franss, Thomas, mason, burgess, 32, 

219, 345 

Frebarne, Alexander, at Linlithgow, 
24 

Fresale, John, son of Simon Fresale 
in Biggar, 349, 351 
„ John, burgess, 142, 197, 212 
„ Margaret, v. Robert Montgumere 

of Giffen, 70 
„ Margaret, w. Hugh Montgumere 

of Hazlehead, 70 
„ Nicol, burgess, 404, 455, 456 
„ Simon, burgess of Biggar, 349 

Friars, Order of the Preaching, in 
Edinburgh, 17; in St. Andrews, 
362 

Froge, William, at Edinburgh, 368 

Foulartoun, Charles, at Linlithgow, 253 
„ Donald, at Edinburgh, 65 
„ John, at Dumbarton, 939 

Fyff, David, in Wester Wemyss, 853 

Fyndelay, James, in Linlithgow, 608 
„ John, burgess, 679, 955 
„ John, in Drumcross, 909 
„ Robert, burgess, 679, 971, 987 
„ Steven, burgess, 215, 228, 452, 
486, 677, 719, 785, 807, 818, 
881,935,978 . 

Fynnestoun, Patrick, in Cousland, 855 

Fynnisoun, Henry, at Foulwood, 939 
.Fyntoun, James, chaplain and school- 
master, 36, 39 

Fyschar, Simon, in Liberton, 497 

Gaddas, Charles, in Linlithgow, 53 
Galbraith, William, at Dumbarton, 

939 
Galbraytht Patrick, burgess, 449, 727 
Galloway, James, notary public, 288 
Gardin, Mr. John, rector of Tiree, 207, 

288 
Gardinar, Alison, in Linlithgow, 994 

„ Bessie, in Linlithgow, 158, 649 

„ Henry, notary public, 408, 689, 
690, 698, 699 

„ Henry, at Calder, 479 

„ James, burgess, 620, 962, 972 

„ John, burgess, 994 

„ John, son of Robert Gardinar, 

„ Michael, in Hilderston, 946 

,, Patrick, in Waterston, 708 

„ Robert, alias Cukye, burgess, 

140, 144, 197, 254, 258, 299, 

313, 340, 353 
„ Robert, burgess, 224, 253, 370, 

517,672, 697, 752,-810 
„ Thomas, in Waterston, 898 



Gardinar, William, burgess, 331 

„ William, son of John Gardnar, 

burgess, 994 
„ William, in Philpstoun, 609 
Geddess, Charles, of Rouchan, 479 
,, William, son of Charles Geddes 

of Rouchan, 358 
Gentilman, William, burgess, 177,449, 

726, 727, 783 
Germains, St., preceptor of, 765 
Gib, Agnes, daughter of Janet Mure- 

heid, 754 
„ Alexander, in Borrowstoun, 628, 

904 
,, Alexander, in Bo'ness, 904 
„ Andrew, servant of Lady of Brig- 
house, 657 ; not des., 428 
„ David, in Borrowstoun, 904; in 

Muirhouse, 965, 967 
„ David, servant of Carribber, 861 
„ Elizabeth, in Over Kinneil, 904 
„ George, at Linlithgow, 703, 704, 

705 
„ James, of Carribber, 470, 477, 

511, 513, 514, 539, 563, 573, 

703, 704, 705, IZ^^ 749, 810, 

861, 864, 871 
„ John, at Scotston, 84; at Bormie, 

423 
„ John, in Pardovan, 791 
„ John, brother of James Gib of 

Carribber, 539, 73 1, 810 
,, John, burgess, 6, 51, 154 
„ Patrick, burgess, 428, 442, 483, 

657, 754, 993 
„ Richard, burgess, 34 
,, Robert, King's servitor, 214, 282, 

286, 287 
,, Thomas, in Pardovan, 977; at 
Linlithgow, 84, 677 
Gibbisoun, Andrew, brother of John 
Gibbisoun, burgess, 452, 934, 

938,941 

„ Andrew, brother of John Gibbi- 
soun, elder, burgess, 881 

„ Andrew, brother of John Gibbi- 
soun, younger, burgess, 817 

,, James, son of John Gibbisoun, 
younger, 760, 990 

., James, in Poldrait, 582, 583, 

584 
,, Janet, w. Robert Hammyltoun, 

alias Blaiss, 748 
„ John, burgess, 142, 242,265, 336, 

631, 684, 722, 934, 938, 941 
„ John, elder, burgess, 336, 881 
„ John, younger, burgess, 336, 457, 

563, 609, 638, 760, 798, 808, 

817,963,990 
,, John, son of Lawrence Gibbisoun, 

637 



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15 



Gibbisoun, John, servant of John 
burgess, 949 
„ Lawrence, burgess, 465, 466, 596, 

637 
„ Michael, burgess, 120, 531, 533, 

693. 701, 934 
„ Michael, in Mountjoy, 509 
„ Mungo, burgess, 911 
„ Patrick, son of John Gibbisoun, 

younger, 609, 638 
„ Robert, burgess, 650 
Gibsoun, Donald, burgess, 22 

„ Euphemia, at Linlithgow, 900 
„ James, in Bowhouse, 789 
„ John, burgess, 93, 94, 212, 242^ 
„ Mr. John, prebendary of Lin- 

cluden, 207 
„ John, in Nether Williamston, 

441,481 
„ Michael, at Drumquhassle, 355. 
„ William, burgess, 174 
Gilcreiss, Alison, w. Alexander Mer- 

schell of Gunnarshaw, 720 
Gillaspe, Thomas, burgess, 465, 466, 
742, 795, 833 
„ William, at Linlithgow, 363 
Gilliss, Henry, in Lochcote, 520 
Gillone, John, in Wallhouse, 592, 594 
„ Patrick, burgess, 189, 191, 192, 

323 
Gilmour, Alexander, in Preston, 598, 

796, 896 
„ John, 201 ; in West Kerse, 870 
„ William, burgess, 531, 674, 796 
Gilmure, Agnes, w. Patrick Keir in 

Bonnytoun, and her brothers, 927 
Glasgow, Gavin, Archbishop of, 213, 

312 
„ burgess of, 38 
Gledstanis, John, in Sauchton, 879 
Glen, Alexander, burgess, 65, 70, 86, 

89, 92, 155, 161, 201, 203, 214, 

219, 242, 282, 286, 389, 541, 

645, 746 _ 

„ Alexander, in Riccarton, 904 
„ Euphemia, w. John Ferrear, 

burgess, 413, 420, 955 
„ Euphemia, daughter of John 

Glen in Ochiltree, 911 
„ George, burgess, 235, 449, 450 
,, George, brother of Euphemia 

Glen, 955 
„ George, in Ochiltree, 802 
„ James, chaplain, 204 
„ James, in Torphichen, 535, 558, 

592, 594, 623 
„ John, burgess, 330, 394, 520, 526, 

535, 536, 582, 583, 584, 619, 

795, 833, 868, 920, 950 
„ John, brother of Patrick Glen, 

409 



Glen, John, in Drumcross, 833 

„ John, in Muiravonside, 409, 870 

„ John, in Ochiltree, 911 

,, John, in Riccarton, 904 

„ John, elder, in Woodside, 535, 

683, 833 
,, John, younger, his son, 535 
„ Katharine, w. Henry Duncane, 

burgess, 572, 644, 993 
„ Katherine, in Muiravonside, 409 
„ Katherine, w. James Taylour 

in Woodside, 462 
„ Martin, burgess, 413, 414, 419, 

449, 465, 727, 795 
,, Patrick, brother of John Glen, 

burgess, 409 
„ Patrick, burgess, 449, 450, 451, 

465,-549, 624, 726, 749, 804, 920 
„ Thomas, burgess, 386, 394, 424, 

465, 576, 870, 904, 962, 972; 

sergeant, 544, 546, 549, 596, 

993 
„ Thomas, in Ochiltree, 802 
„ William, son of John Glen in 
Muiravonside, 409 
Glennay, John, in Over Tartraven, 520 
„ John, in Bonnie, 722 
„ Thomas, his father, 722 
Gluffar, John, burgess, 633, 798, 886 
Gofif, Isabella, w. David Raitt, bur- 
gess, 88, 531 
„ John, burgess, 25, 106, 141, 155, 

208 
„ Robert, burgess, 116, 647 
„ Thomas, burgess, 393, 519, 579, 

662, 665, 701, 817, 857 
„ William, in Middlerig, 988 
Gogar, Archibald, at Linlithgow, 452 

„ George, in Philpstoun, 475 
Gourlay, Mr. Andrew, at Linlithgow, 

343 

„ Janet, w. Robert Alisone, bur- 
gess, 529 

„ Michael, in Torphichen, 520 

„ Michael, servant of Lord Tor- 
phichen, 839 
Gowane, Agnes, w. Henry Martyne, 
burgess, 518 

„ John, bailie, 142, 212; burgess, 
34, 232, 270, 271 

„ John, in ,711 

„ Henry, burgess, 34, 232, 233, 
238, 239, 241, 270, 271, 272, 278 

„ Patrick, burgess of Edinburgh, 
518 

„ Thomas, in Monkland, 187 
Gowanelok, William, at Edinburgh, 

368 
Grahame, Gilbert, in Bearcrofts, 476: 
in Mannerston, 475 

„ James, in Biggar, 360 



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Index Noniinum 



Grahame, John, chamberlain of the 
Earl of Menteith, 973 
„ Mr. John, commissar depute of 

Stirling, 769 
„ Margaret, w. Gabriel Levyng- 

stoun, 567 
„ Robert, Master of Montrose, 355 
„ Walter, of Gartary, 267 
„ William, of Bearcrofts, 415 
Grandesoun, Thomas, burgess, 645 
Gray, Andrew, chaplain, 391, 392; 
rector of Kellis, 548, 570, 571, 
575i 699, 700, 835, 872 
„ Ellen, w. Patrick Auld, burgess, 

533 
„ George, of Bellow, 207 
„ George, burgess, 386, 391, 392, 

421, 876 
„ George, Chancellor of the Chapel 

Royal of Stirling, 900 
,, George, miller in Livingston 

Mill, 933 
„ Henry, burgess, 284 
„ James, burgess, 43, 171 
„ Mr. James, in Edinburgh, 548 
„ Janet, w. David Bynne, bur- 
gess of Edinburgh, 940 
„ John(i), burgess, 44, 73 
„ John (2), burgess, 137, i55. 161, 
215, 217, 226, 240, 252, 276, 
280,305,317,353,652 
„ John, sergeant, 228, 230, 232, 
236, 238, 239, 240, 244, 252, 
256, 257, 259, 261, 262, 273, 
274, 275, 277, 278, 279, 284, 
290,325,370 
„ John, in Tartraven, 898 
„ Lawrence, son of William Gray 

in Manuelrig, 621, 622 
„ Marion, w. Walter Bogill, 50 
„ Robert, burgess, 10, 73, 74, 107, 

219, 316, 526, 533 . 
„ Robert, in Gallowscrook, 475 
„ William, at Cumbernauld, 339 
Grayme, Robert, at Drumcross, 57 
Grege, John, burgess, 49 
„ Peter, in Echling, 764 
„ Richard, at Edinburgh, 121 
Grief, Andrew, burgess, 87, 179, 212, 

215,217,650 
Griersoun, Friar John, provincial prior 
of the Order of the Preaching Friars 
in Scotland, 362 
Grenok, John, chaplain and curate of 

Carriden, 157 
Grinlaw, Alexander, in Abercorn, 474, 
842 
„ Archibald, in Duddingston, 474 
„ Archibald, in Hallbarns, 474 
„ Christian, mother of Archibald 
Davisoun in Walkmilton, 659 



Grinlaw, (Gryndelay), Henry, in Red- 
doch,''22o 
„ Robert, burgess, 14, 20, 29 
„ Thomas, in Abercorn, 586 
,, Thomas, at Redheuch, 425, 892 
„ Thomas, in Templemains, 481 
„ (Gryndelay), William, in Red- 
doch, 220, 401, 404, 425 
' „ William, younger, in Reddoch, 

299, 425 
Grintoun, David, burgess, 93, 120, 127, 

17,9, 303 
„ David, in Compston, his children, 

and his brothers, 826 
„ James, burgess, 113, 120, 179, 

180, 303, 304 
,, James, in Bowhouse, 409, 875 
„ James, of Neuk, 303, 304 
,, James, of Maltplum, 540, 734, 

853 
„ James, in Muiravonside Mill, 78 
„ John, at Abercorn, 154 
„ John, in Neuk, 448, 478, 517, 

630; in Linlithgow, 741, 789, 

797, 801, 972 
„ John, of Seatrees, 540, 853, 869, 

897, 898, 987 
„ Patrick, at Abercorn, 294 
„ Thomas, in Neuk, 898 
,, William, in Bowhouse, 875 
Grosar, Robert, executor of late 

Margaret Hammyltoun, 366 
Grot, Mr. Gilbert, 195 
Gudlaid, Elizabeth, in Strabrock, 

(mod. Broxburn), 926 
„ George, in Strabrock, 136 
,, John, his son, 136; in Strabrock, 

749 
„ John, of Uphall, 37, 497, 638, 

841 
„ John, his son, 474, 475, 497, 

841 
Guttere (Guthrie), John, at Lin- 
lithgow, 81 

Haggy, George, at St. Andrews, 362 
Hakkat, David, burgess, 9, 75, 181, 

193, 337 
,, George, son of David Hakkat, 

193 
Haldane, James, of Glennegis, 194 

„ John, his son, 194 
Halden, John, son of Patrick Halden 

of that Ilk, 354 
Halkheid, Agnes, w. Nicol Cornwall 

of Bonhard, 493 
Hawkhead and Melville, James, Lord 

Ross of, 478, 492, 522, 562, 574, 

581 
Halywell, William, burgess, 147, 399; 

sergeant, 353 



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17 



Hammyltoun, Agnes, w. Robert Bruss, 

burgess, 536 
„ Agnes, natural daughter of Sir 

James Hammyltoun of 

Finnart, 431 
,, Agnes, daughter of John 

Hammyltoun in Gilston, 49 
„ Agnes, Lady Eglinton, 947 
„ A.gnes, of Poldrait, 582; Lady 

Dalmahoy, 583, 584, 608, 944 
.. Alexander, of the town of 

Bathgate, 506, 624, 827, 829, 

830 
,, Alexander, brother of Peter 

Hammyltoun of Bathgate, 683 
„ Mr. Alexander, vicar of Carriden, 

353, 543, 759, 885, 994 
,, Alexander, natural son of Sir 

James Hammyltoun of Finnart, 

176, 202, 306 
„ Alexander, of Grange, 61, 62, 63 
„ Alexander, brother of James 

Hammyltoun of Kingscavil, 

633 
„ Alexander, of Netherfield, 608 
,, Alexander, son of John 

Hammyltoun of Newton, 99 
„ Alexander, son of Mungo 

Hammyltoun, 693 
„ Alexander, at East Binning, 69 
„ Alexander, son of Thomas 

Hammyltoun in Parkley, 636 
„ Alexander, son of William 

Hammyltoun of Shieldhill, 566 
„ Allan, burgess, 24, 45, 129, 212, 

278,333, 518,658 
,, Allan, natural son of Patrick 

Hammyltoun, burgess, 427 
,, Allan, in Williamcraigs, 22, 39, 

55, 56 
„ Andrew, of Auldton, 166 
„ Andrew, of Cochno, 490 
„ Andrew, natural son of Sir James 

Hammyltoun of F'innart, 136, 

176, 202 
„ Sir Andrew, of Goslington, 608 
,, Andrew, bailiff for Robert, Lord 

Abbot of Holyrood, 13 
,, Andrew, of Lathom, 221, 222, 

497 
„ Andrew, captain of the Palace, 

340 
„ Andrew, in Skellyton, 224 
„ Andrew, at Linlithgow, 224 
,, Archibald, in Aikenhead, 16, 

164, 186, 187, 195, 198, 652 
„ Archibald, in Calder, 874 
„ Archibald, of Lathom, 57, 99, 

102, 119, 121, 151, 221, 222 
„ Archibald, of Merryton, 641, 694 
„ Archibald, in Raploch, 57, 213 



Hammyltoun, Archibald, sheriff- 
depute, 384 

„ Arthur, burgess, 333, 397, 412, 

466; in Ness, 483, 532, 748, 

935 
,, Barbara, Lady Flemyng, 368, 

903, 916 
,, Bartholomew, vicar of Tempill, 

65 
„ burgess of, 131 
,, Christina, w. David Ramsay in 

Blackcraig, 607 
„ David, of Brownhill, ]82 
,, David, in Linlithgow, 645 
,, David, chaplain and notary 

public, 66 
„ David, rector of Kilbride, 37, 38 
,, David, of Preston, 182 
„ Mr. David, rector of Thankerton, 

61, 62, 63, 64 
„ Elizabeth, w. John Foulis, writer, 

Edinburgh, 868 
„ Elizabeth, w. Allan Hammyltoun, 

burgess, 658 
,, Elizabeth, daughter of vicar of 

Carriden, 885, 994 
„ Elizabeth, sister of Mungo 

Hammyltoun of Pardovan, 977 
,, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert 

Hammyltoun, alias Blaiss, 748 
„ Elizabeth, in Polmukishead, 156 
„ Elizabeth, w. Alexander Rannald 

in Strabrock (Broxburn), 926 
,, Elizabeth, w. Alexander Stewart 

of Easter Scotston, 606 
,, Elizabeth, w. Robert Wethir 

spune, 72, 91, 295, 296, 325, 

428, 432, 433, 545, 555, 615, 

616, 657, 667, 668, 687, 721, 

831, 832, 844, 845, 862, 884. 

889, 890 
„ Gavin, brother of Earl of Arran, 

176, 202 
,, Gavin, servant in Browncastle, 

490 
„ Gavin, in Grange, 838 
„ Gavin, brother of Mungo 

Hammyltoun of Humbic, 907, 

977 
„ Gavin, in Lmlithgow, 426 
„ George, tutor of Bathgate, 827, 

829, 830 
„ George, son of James Hammyl- 
toun of Bormie, 586, 893 
„ George, of Cotcastlc, 136 
„ George, in Midhope, 9, 143, 145, 
146, 151, 154, 168, 376; not 
des., 384 
„ Griselda, daughter of Archibald 
Hammyltoun of Merryton, 641 
Helen, w. William Johnsoun, 2 1 1 



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Index Nominu7n 



Hammyltoun, Helen, w. William Wil- 

soun, 569, 693 
„ Helen, w. John Young, 12 
„ Henry, son of Matthew 

Hammyltoun of Millburn, 453, 

543,682,744,789 
„ Sir James, i 
„ James, Lord, 166 
„ Lord James, Earl of Arrane, 40 
„ James, son of Alexander 

Hammyltoun of the town of 

Bathgate, 506 
„ James, in Blackness, 96 
„ James, of Bormie, 464, 485, 586, 

704, 781, 812, 893; in Nether- 
mill, 712, 716, 717, 860, 969 
„ James, of Bothwell, 30; of 

Bothwellhaugh, 694 
„ James, burgess (Dog-well), 127, 

179, 252, 650 
„ James, burgess, 137, 859; at 

Linlithgow, 182, 721 
„ James, elder, son of Robert 

Hammyltoun of Briggs, 794; 

of Briggs, 564, 587, 595, 838 
„ James, younger, son of Robert 

Hammyltoun of Briggs, 564, 

794 

„ James, natural son of Robert 
Hammyltoun of Briggs, 786 

„ Sir James, of Craufurdjohn, 384, 
410, 431, 474, 476, 493, 497, 
585, 748, 765, 793, 794, 865, 
, 914 

„ James, his son, 410, 415, 474, 
476, 585, 586, 587, 595; of 
Liberton, 497, 794 

„ Mr. James, of Dalserf, 679 

„ James, son of John Hammyltoun 
of Ferguslie, 490 

„ Sir James, of Finnart, 9, 37, 40, 
57, 62, 63, 66, 67, 81, 82, 83, 
92,99, 100, 102, 103, 104, III, 
119, 136, 143, 145, 146, 151, 
154, 156, 165, 166, 167, 168, 
176, 194, 201, 202, 235, 291, 
292, 306, 384, 431 

,, James, his natural son, 176, 202 

„ James, son of Robert Ham- 
myltoun, burgess of Hamilton, 

131 

„ James, son of Gavin Hammyltoun 
of Hill, 490 

„ James, of Kingscavil, 2, 22, 23, 
26, 28, 29, 31, 39, 40, 50, 51, 
52, 82, 97, 181, 247, 282, 384, 
475, 542, 633, 702, ^11, 803, 
812, 933, 957, 958 ; of Manner- 
ston, 337 ; of Livingston, 707 

„ James, his son, 247 ; fear of 
Livingston, 707 



Hammyltoun, James, seaindus, son of 
James Hammyltoun of Kings- 
cavil, 633 
James, of Kittymure, 213 
James, brother of Mungo Ham- 
myltoun of Pardovan, 977 
Mr. James, minister of Ratho, 

583 
James, of Sandyhill, 402, 459, 

658, 676, 683 ; bailie, 408, 660 
James, at the Shotts, 677, 688 
James, of Stonehouse, 100, 102, 

103 
James, of Torrance, son of 

Isabella Parkle, 178 
James, of Torrance, his son, 178 
James (i), of West Port, son of 

Helen Gowane, 336 
James (2), of West Port, 384, 

385, 386, 389, 393, 394, 396, 

449, 576, 693 
James (3), of West Port, 576, 

604, 993 
James, of Wilcoxholm, 524, 525, 

712, 764,906 
Janet, daughter of James, Earl 

of Arran, 40, 41 
Janet, w. Robert Bruss (Kin- 

naird), 437, 438 
Janet, w. Charles Drummond, 

burgess, 371, 372 
Janet, w. Archibald Hammylton 

of Merry ton, 641, 694 
Janet, w. James Hammyltoun of 

Sandyhill, 683 
Jean, Lady Eglinton, 894, 895 
John, called Lang John, burgess, 

131,333,361,651,684,766,935 
John (West Port), bailie, 26, 28, 

34, 109, 114, 122, 127, 132, 141, 

647 
John, burgess, 24, 57, 66, 'JT, 78, 

82, 86, 87, 89, 91, 105, 108, 

129, 329, 384, 546 
John (mar. Libra Levyngstoun), 

134, 489, 576, 578, 639, 645 
John, son of Patrick Hammyl- 
toun, 572, 658, 746, 762, 916 
John, sheriff-depute, 661 
John, heir of Andrew Hammyl- 
toun of Auldton, 166 
John, monk in Paisley and vicar 

of Bathgate, 506, 511, 829 
John, vicar of Bothkennar, 639 
John, chaplain and notary, 957 
John, of Browncastle, 488, 490 
John, of Cambuskeith, 61, 62, 63 
Mr. John, vicar of Cragie, 145, 

164 
John, burgess, Edinburgh, 881, 

954 



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19 



Hammyltoun, John, in Gilston, 49 

John, of Grange, 384, 604, 629, 

643, 786 
John, of Haggs, 100 
John, natural son of Wilham 

Hammyltoun of Humbie, 338 
John, in Kincadyowlaw, 5 
John^son of James Hammyltoun 

of Kingscavil, 958 
John, of (in) Mauchlenhole, 435, 

449, 475, 476, 487, 488, 493, 

548, 564, 658, 674, 683, 688, 

699, 703, 704, 726, 727,732, 
. 735, 739, 757, 766, 768, 769, 

772, 775, 776, 111, 778, 789, 

793, 808, 824, 976 
John, brother of Arthur Ham- 
myltoun in Ness, 748; in 

Borrovvston, 874 
John, of Newton, 99, 100, 102 
John, of Paisley, 718 
John, his son, 718 
John, in Parkley, 6, 13, 15, 24, 

30, 49, 53, 62, 63, 183, 201, 

277, 280 
John, son of Robert Hammyltoun 

in Philpstoun, 28 
John, in Raploch, H^ 166, 213 
John, in Schotts, 30, 384 
John, at Stonehouse, 100 
John, son of John Hammyltoun 

in Stonehouse, 282 
Katherine, in Linlithgow, 291, 
Katherine, w. Thomas Petticrieff, 

burgess, 236, 237 
Katherine, sister of Mungo 

Hammyltoun of Pardovan, 

977 

Katherine, w. Matthew Ingliss, 
burgess, 1 53 

[Margaret], w. Sir James Ham- 
myltoun of Finnart, 156 

Margaret, in Linlithgow, 366 

Margaret, w. James Kent, 
burgess, 250 

Marion, daughter of Allan Ham- 
myltoun, burgess, 658 

Marion, w. Matthew Hammyl- 
toun in Lathom, 57, 58, 59, 65, 
302 

Marion, w. John Hutcheoun in 
Manuel, 636 

Marion, daughter of William 
Hammyltoun of Shieldhill, 566 

Matthew, at Kingscavil, 22, 23, 
26, 28, 31, 51, 176, 384 

Matthew, of Easter Binning, 
302, 340 

Matthew, in Lathom and of East 
Binning, 1, 34, 37, 57, 58, 59, 
65, 68, 166, 302, 340 



Hammyltoun, Matthew, in (of) Mill- 
burn, I, 150, 165, 166, 197, 366, 
453, 464, 543, 682, 698, 744, 
745, 789 

„ Matthew, in Philpstoun, 107, 
143, 475, 666 

„ Mungo,of Humbie and Pardovan, 
501, 515, 524, 629, 678, 746, 
790, 841, 907, 977; not des., 
49, 546, 693 

„ Patrick, burgess, 129, 135, 153, 
215, 273, 274, 330, 370, 389, 
390, 398, 414, 421, 427, 439^ 
547, 572, 576, 577, 658, 746 

„ Patrick, in Bogside, 312 

„ Sir Patrick, of Kingscavil, 958 

„ Patrick, son of James Hammyl- 
toun of Kingscavil, 702 

„ Patrick, of Kingscavil, 860, 989 

„ Patrick, in Ness, 624 

„ Peter (Patrick), brother of Robert 
Hammyltoun of Bathgate, 509 ; 
of Bathgate, 683 

J, Peter, minister of Kinneil, 906 

,, Robert, burgess, 44, 374 ; follower 
of Finnart, 176, 384 

„ Robert, alias Blasis, 104, in, 
165, 167, 332, 43f, 453, 748 

„ Robert, alias Red Robert, 156 

„ Robert, of Bathgate, 509; son 
of Peter H. of Bathgate, 683 

,, Robert, in (of) Briggs, 92, 104, 
121, 143, 151, 194, 221, 222, 
490, 651, 678, 716, 786, 793, 

794 
„ Mr. Robert, subdean of the 

Chapel Royal, 71 
„ Mr. Robert, brother of John 

Hammyltoun of Comskeicht, 

63 
„ Robert, in Cumnock, 133 
„ Robert, of Ecclesmachan, 379, 
457, 529, 546, 564, 661, 678, 
810, 841 ; his brothers, 841^ 
„ Robert, in Grange, 460, 716 
„ Robert, burgess of Hamilton, 

131 
„ Robert, in Kerse, 82 
,, Mr. Robert, rector of Kincardin 

O'Neil, 198, 296,^ 312, 340, 

374, 379,615, 721, 844 
„ Robert, in Lathom, 58 
„ Robert, in Philpstoun, 9, 28, 63, 

70, 107, 108 
„ Thomas, bailie, 142, 208, 212 
„ Thomas, burgess of Glasgow, 38 
„ Thomas, King's servitor, 198 
„ Thomas, in Parkley, 636, 688, 

945 
,. Thomas, son of James Hammyl- 
toun of Torrance, 178 



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Index Nofninum 



Hammyltoun, Thomas, at Linlithgow, 
150, 250, 584,652 

„ Walter, burgess, 256, 311, 408, 
482, 557, 571, 585, 638, 680, 
728,839,916 

,, William, son of Patrick Hammyl- 
toun, iDurgess, 547 

., William, son of Walter Hammyl- 
toun, burgess, 638 

„ William, in Edinburgh, 954 

„ William, in Grange, 125; of 
Grange, 157,248,250,251,652 

„ William, in Gilston, 49 

„ William, of Humbie, 5, 28, 57, 
58,65, 68, 69, -]-], 78, 96, 151, 
194, 204, 223, 225, 253, 338, 
340, 369, 666, 790; of Par- 
dovan, 384,448,457, 501, S^S, 
678, 746 

„ William, of Kingscavil, 9, 63, 384 

„ William, in Pardovan, 5, 24, 26, 
28,60, 65,69, 78, 98, 151, 204, 
214, 331 

„ William, of Stacks, 9 

„ William, at Linlithgow, 168, 338, 
426 
Hardie, Alexander, in Borrowston, 961, 
991 

„ David, in Kinneil, 991 

„ David, in Whiteside, 962, 972 

„ James, burgess, 133, 162, 208, 
576, 577 

„ John, burgess, 96, 275, 393; ser- 
geant, 223 

„ John, younger, in Livingston, 

736, 737 
„ Margaret, v. John Todd, 736, 

737 
„ Patrick, son of John Hardie, 

burgess, 393 
,, William, messenger, 280; bur- 
gess, 316 
„ William, in Livingston, 766 
•Hardy, Harde, Hardye, see Hardie 
Ha'rlaw, Adam, elder, messenger, 785 
„ Adam, younger, at Linlithgow, 

785 
Harrat, Thomas, in Prestonpans, 942 
Hart, Gavin, at Bearcrofts, 6; at Lin- 
lith^^ovv, 264 
„ Henry, in Redding, 634 
,, John, in Redding, 899 
„ Robert, in Redding, 899 
„ Thomas, servant of Lady Riccar- 
toui 542, 610, 617, 803, 847, 
849, 850, 896; burgess, 930 
Hastiane, James, at Abercorn, 231 
Hassintoun, James, in Linlithgow (?), 

636 
Haw, Alexander, burgess, 442, 467 ; 
cutler, 742 



Haw, Patrick, burgess, 467 

,, Stephen, burgess, 227, 326, 653 
,, Thomas, shoemaker, 653 
„ William, cutler, 507, 742, 758 
Hay, David, at Monkland, 186 
„ Lord John, of Yester, 16 
„ John, in Royal Household, 150 
„ Robert, called Captain Hay, 752 
Hege, Andrew, chaplain, 355 
Heggin, Henry, at Linlithgow, 972 
„ John, in Kettleston Mains, 753 
„ Peter, in Linlithgow, 570 
Helle, William, in Linlithgow, 807 
Hendersoun, David, chaplain and 
vicar of Preston, 93, 94, 95 
„ Gilbert, at Edinburgh, 195 
„ James, burgess, 486, 763, 785, 

963, 978 
„ James, his son, 486 
,, Janet, w. James Ker in Drum- 
cross, 860, 877, 913 
„ Janet, w. Andrew Skougall, 

burgess, 301 
,, Jerome, burgess, 629 
„ Mr. John, of Easter Bangour, 

400 
,, Mr. John, of Dryden, 607 
„ John, at Linlithgow, 4, 248, 250 
„ John, at Thankerton, 358 
„ Patrick, burgess, 629 
„ Robert, sergeant, 73, 75, 86, 87, 
89,91, 106, 109, III, 115, 116, 
122, 124, 125, 127, 129, 133. 
J37, 139, 142, 147, 153, 160, 
161, 162, 171, 179, 181, 183, 
191, 192, 303, 317, 323, 326, 
329, 330, 647, 649 
„ Thomas, at Thankerton, 358 
„ William, chaplain, 651 
„ William, vicar of Calderclere, 

37.5 
„ William, in Kinglass, 978 
Hendrie, James, alias Wobster, 413, 
421,457 
„ Janet, w. Patrick Hammyltoun, 

burgess, 274 
„ Marion, w. George Gadder, 449, 

536 
„ Thomas, burgess, 698 
Henrysoun, William, chaplain, 265 
Hepburne, Mr. Alexander, master of 
Grammar School, Dunkeld, 

957 
„ Alexander, of Duntarvie, 2 
„ Alexander, of Whitsum, 201 
„ Elizabeth, w. Mr. Alexander 

Lewynstoun of Dunipace, 66 
„ Helen, w. Sir Patrick Hepburne 

of Waughton, 66 
,, Katherine, v. John Hammyltoun 
of Newton, 99, loi 



Index Nominum 



21 



Hepburne, Marion, Lady of Castlecary, 
lo, 50 
„ Mr. James, Dean of Dunkeld, 

201 
„ Mr. John, of Beanston, 146, 280 
„ Mr. John, vicar of Dairy, 345 
„ Sir Patrick, of Waughton, 66 
„ Patrick, his son, 66 
Heriot, Walter, vicar of Linlithqw, 80, 

136 
Herone, John, in Meikle Dechmont, 
and his sons, 951 
„ William, in Haining, 951 
„ William, in Haining in Living- 
ston, 855 
Herring (Heryne), David, in Bathgate, 

891,953 
Hesplyne, James, at Manuel, 923 
Heuch, Alexander, in Mongall, 768; 

at Airth, 740 
Heuisoun,' John, elder, in Woodside, 
632 

„ John, younger, in Woodside, 
632 

,, Patrick, at Muiravonside, 562 
Hill, John, officer of Kirkliston parish, 
927 

,, Patrick, in Auldcathie, 560 

,, Peter, burgess, 384 

„ Richard, burgess, J 73 

„ Thomas, in Auldcathie, 560 

„ William, burgess, 189, 323, 38^, 
448, 729, 752 
Hog, James, at Abercorn, 294 

„ Thomas, at Bonhard, 164 
Hoige, John, in Kilpunt, 974 

„ John, in Stankards, 912 
Hoigis, Christina, w. Patrick Shaw, 

324 

„ John, burgess, 190, 191, 192, 323 

,, John, in Houston, 879 

,, Robert, his son, 879 
Holy rood. Lord Abbot of, .Robert, 13, 

143, 211,661 
Home, Barbara, w. Robert Carncroce 

of Colmslie, 425 
Hoppar, Mr. James, prior of the 

Carmelite Friars at Linlithgow, 561, 

563, 752. 
Hoppryngill, James, of Woodhouselee, 

995 
„ William, in Housbyre, 425 
Houme, Andrew, at Blackness Castle, 

702 
„ John, at Blackness Castle, 702 
,, Robert, at Linlithgow, 397, 669 
Houstoun, John, in Lany, 813 
,, Patrick, in Muiravonside, 409 
„ Patrick, of Woodside, 458, 462, 

492 
„ William, his son, 458 



Howburne, Begis, v. William More, 
burgess, 209, 210 
,, Beigis, w. Robert Hammyltoun 

alias Blaiss, 333 
„ John, son of John Howburne, 

burgess of Dysart, 801 
„ Patrick, in TuUybole, 816 
„ Robert, in Kinross-shire, 816 
Howye, Patrick, at Linlithgow, 465 
Hucheon, John, burgess, 131 
„ John, in Manuel, 462, 636, 880, 

954, 961, 964 
„ John, m Biggar, 341, 350 
„ Patrick, in Myrehead, 923 
„ Thomas, at Culter, 347 
Hue, Herbert, at East Binning, 302 
Hulde, William, burgess, 897 
Hume, Alexander, of Deans, 838 

„ Bartholomew, of , 827, 829 

„ William, adopted son of Marion 
Robisoun, 149 
Hunter, Adam, at Lochtyloch, 194 
„ Henry, burgess, 494 
„ James, in Linlithgow, 410 
,, John, at Binning, 57, 58 
„ John, indweller, 778 
„ Thomas, at Biggar, 348 
„ Thomas, at Binning, 302 
Huntly, George, Earl of, 213 
Hure, Patrick, indweller, 734 
Hutton (Hutoun), Alexander, burgess, 
249 
„ (Uthoun), David, chaplain and 
notary public, 14, 20, 43, 64, 
120, 142, 170, 176, 217, 221, 
222, 223, 225, 236, 249, 299, 

305, 651 
„ (Hutoun) James, in Riccarton, 

850 
,, (Hutoun), Michael, at Abercorn, 

97 
Hynd, Patrick, burgess, 284 

Ingi.iSS, George, Linlithgow, 53 
,, James, in Hillhouse, 688 
„ John, burgess, 440, 560, 708, 733, 
747, 767; messenger, 527, 536, 
585, 599, 617, 799, 865, 881, 
896, 957, 959, 970, 984, 992 
,, John, m Biggar, 344 
„ John, in Parkley, 440, 550, 688, 

735, 775,776, in, 778,985 

, John, in Riccarton, 515, 542, 607, 
636, 660, 688, 775, 776, 778, 
803,805,847,848,851 
„ John, in Saltcoats, 831, 837, 887 
,, Matthew, burgess, 153, 273 
„ Thomas, in Hillhouss, 878 
„ William, burgess, 281, 466, 775 ; 
servant of Warriston, 603 
Innertig, vicar of, 343 



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Index Nominum 



Innerwick, vicar of, 412, 532 

JAK, George, burgess, 177, 195, 197, 
306, 307 

„ John, burgess, 215, 330, 421, 
650 

„ John, in Dalquhairn, 567 

„ John, at Strath, 539 

„ WiUiam, chaplain, 71, 80, 86, 90, 
91, 119, 137, 144, 145, 173, 
174, 175, 177, 195j 197, 208, 
212, 221, 222, 225, 270, 278, 
306, 307, 308, 313, 317, 325. 
384; Master of Magdalenes, 
721 ; at Linhthgow, 744 

„ William, in Falkirk, 430; at 
Kerse, 425 
Jaksoun, John, notary public, 479 
Jamc, Allan, burgess, 264, 266, 326, 
442; in Woodcockdale, 446, 

507, 538 
„ Archibald, burgess, 418, 422, 439, 

452, 471, 691, 741, 746, 750, 

761, 836 
„ Archibald, in I^hilpstoun, 452 
„ Cristian, w. James Andirsoun 

in Riccarton, 847, 848 
„ Hector, son of Allan Jame in 

Woodcockdale, 538 
„ James, burgess, 204, 254 
„ John, in Ochiltree, 483, 508, 753, 

811, 847, 873, 968, 979; and 

his sons, 968, 969 
„ Nicol, in Hillhouse, 718, 811, 

849, 968, 970 
„ Patrick, in Riccarton, 805 
„ Robert, burgess, 137, 138, 160, 

240, 418, 422, 452, 471, 503, 

690, 691, 709, 741, 746, 75o» 

761, 836 
„ Thomas, burgess, 402, 676 
,, Thomas, in Philpstoun, 452, 475 
„ Thomas, in Riccarton, 805, 847 
,, William, in Riccarton, 542, 803, 

811, 848 
James, Arnulphus, at Linlithgow, 424 
,, James, at Linlithgow, 136 
„ Thomas, at Linlithgow, 171 
Jamesoun, James, sergeant, 200, 209, 

228, 230, 232, 238, 239, 240, 

244, 252, 256, 259, 261, 262, 

264, 265, 266, 270, 273, 274, 

276, 277, 278, 284, 289, 290, 

291, 297, 298, 300, 303, 305, 

309, 323, 326, 336 
„ John, at Linlithgow, 109, in 
„ Margaret, w. William Dennes- 

toun, burgess, 255 
„ Marjory, w. Andrew Ker, notary, 

631, 639 
Joffra, Allan, burgess, 503, 925 



Joffra, William, burgess, 93, 94, 95, 

265,421, 503,925 
Johnstoun, Agnes, w. Stene Thom- 

soun in Damflat, 948 
„ Agnes, w. Patrick Wilsoun, 

burgess, 744 
„ Albert, at Bagbie, 348 
„ Alexander, in Auldcathie, 640 
„ Alexander, in Auld Listen, 145 
„ Alexander, at Broughton, 346, 

428,657; in Falkirk, 218, 531 
„ Alexander, at Calder, 481 
„ Allan, son of John Johnstone, 457 
„ Andrew, burgess, 207 
„ Andrew, procurator for Lady 

Dalmahoy, 944 
„ Andrew, in Little Saltcoats, 428, 

657, 899; in Kerse, 870; in 

Stirlingshire, 13 
„ David, in Braidlaw, 878, 910 
„ Elizabeth, w. Henry Raitt, 

burgess, 531 
„ Elizabeth, w. James Was, 

burgess, 461 
„ Francis, sergeant of Regality of 

Holyrood, 428,657; messenger, 

661 
„ Helen, w. Patrick Wilsoun, 43, 

109, no 
„ James, prior of the Preaching 

Friars at vSt. Andrews, 362 
„ James, burgess, 630, 944 
„ James, in Auldcathie, 609, 640 
„ James, in Stirlingshire, 378, 428; 

at Calder, 441 
„ James, brother of Andrew John- 

soun in Saltcoats, 657 
„ John, burgess, 3, 51, 181, 193, 

205, 240, 251, 309, 449, 465, 

693, 701, 710, 727, 745, 797, 

798 
„ John, at Binning, 58 
„ John, son of Thomas Johnsoun 

of Denny, 586 
„ John, in Dechmont, 589, 980 
„ John, in Falkirk, 531 
„ John, in Saltcoats, 432 
„ John, son of William Johnsoun 

in Powmill, 211 
,, Katherine, w. James Wilsoun in 

Biggar, 348 
„ Margaret, daughter of Janet 

Hendersoun in Drumcross, 

860,877,913 
„ Marion, in Dechmont, 878 
„ Nicholas, at Linlithgow, 488 
„ Peter (Patrick), burgess, 244, 557 
„ Richard, at Struthirs, 97 
„ Robert, at Linlithgow, 14, 24, 25, 
116, 131, 139, 179, 212, 229, 
279, 402, 659, 75 r, 756 ; sectator 



Index Nomirmm 



23 



and deemster, 254, 624, 976; 

bellman, 724 
Johnstoun, Robert, in Powmili, 211 
„ Thomas, burgess, 524 
„ Thomas, indweller, 869 
„ Thomas, of Craighopeburn, 348 
„ William, in Brownlaws, 474 
„ Mr. William, 36, 266 
„ William, in Craigton, 983 
„ William, in Dechmont, 986; at 

Drumcross, 57 
„ William, in Falkirk, 21 1 
„ William, burgess, 132, 171, 393, 

„ William, servant of Patrick 
Sellar, 250, 251, 819 

„ William, in Ochiltree, 924 
Jop, Alexander, baker, burgess of 

Edinburgh, 490, 518 
Justice, John, in Biggar, 351, 359 

Ka, Alexander, burgess, 418, 422, 452, 
485, 543, 548, 568, 571, 575, 
590, 690, 691, 716, 730, 746, 
761, 781, 782, 867 ; bailie, 439, 
460, 471, 598, 631, 693, 719, 
817, 836, 993 ; treasurer, 760 
„ Alexander, burgessof Edinburgh, 

105 
„ James (i), burgess, 107, 108 
„ James (2), brother of John Ka, 
330, 331,. 332, 389, 407, 426, 
518; of Rivalsgreen, 449 ; bur- 
gess, 376, 439, 547, 548, 570, 
596, 676, 690, 691, 746, 824; 
son of James Ka, 108; bailie, 
384, 408, 413, 416, 419, 421, 
426, 660, 661, 721, 761 
• „ John, son of James Ka (i), 107, 
108, 153; burgess, 169, 173, 
240, 255, 273, 275, 277, 330, 

33.1 

„ Patrick, father of James Ka (i), 
107, 108, 197 

„ William, son of James Ka, bur- 
gess, 548, 570; burgess, 993, 

994 
Kant, David, in Milton Mill, 986 
Kay, John, in Law, 713 
Kayne, Katherine, in West Binning, 

„ John, in Linlithgow, 197 
Keicht, Elizabeth, v. Colin, Master of 

Oliphant, 66 
„ Elizabeth, w. William Singlar, 66 
Keir, Alexander, in Bonnytoun, 927 
„ Andrew, in Bonnytoun, 9 
„ Elizabeth, w. John Wilsoun in 

Borrowstoun, 549 
„ Henry, in Bonnytoun, 473, 709, 

928, 929, 960 



Keir, John, burgess, 117, 278; in 
Bonnytoun, 9 

„ Matthew, burgess, 569, 576, 577, 
611, 749,927,936 

„ Matthew, son of Patrick Keir in 
Bonnytoun, 608, 927 

„ Michael, in Bonnytoun, 9 

„ Patrick, in Bonnytoun, 422, 452, 
471, 473, 608, 709, 750, 927; 
his children, 927 
Kellis, Thomas, burgess, 666,678, 709, 

827, 829, 830, 837 ; alias Watson, 

473, 869 
Kello, /Vgnes, daughter of Mr. Barth- 
olomew Kello, notary, 381, 719 

„ Barbara, daughter of Mr. Barth- 
olomew Kello, notary, 265 

„ Mr. Bartholomew, burgess, 105, 
265, 305, 366, 719; notary, 146, 
155, 191, 192, 201, 218, 219, 
330, 381, 382, 385 

„ Mr. John, son of Mr. Barth- 
olomew Kello, notary, 381, 
382,408, 536,699,815,976 
Kells, rector of, 548, 570-1, 575, 699, 

835, 872 
Kempt, Alexander, burgess, 256 

„ Henry, in the Palace, 81 

„ Henry, of Thomaston, 206 
Kennedy (Kennite), Alexander, son of 
Robert Kennedy, 389, 390 ; in 
Edinburgh, 746 

„ Robert, smith, burgess, 133, 162, 
173, 281, 389, 572 
Kent, Andrew, burgess, 367 

„ George, burgess, 12, 48, 80, 212, 
876 

„ Henry, burgess, 227, 361, 440, 
465, 466, 518, 716; sergeant, 
353, 384, 386, 389, 407, 414, 
416,427,460,467, 502,719 

„ James, burgess, 39, 217, 239, 241, 
250, 650 

„ John, in Linlithgow, 50 

„ Thomas, burgess, 602, 684, 896 

„ Thomas, chaplain, 18, 39, 217, 
408, 508, 635, 744, 876, 957 
Kenty, Adam, at Edinburgh, 145 
Ker, Alexander, curate of Abercorn, 

294 

„ Andrew, notary public, 617, 631, 
859 ; burgess, 639 

„ Christina, w. John Saltoun, bur- 
gess, 148, 215, 216 

„ George, at Linlithgow, 188 

„ Matthew, at Cumbernauld, 339 

„ John, Linlithgow, 10 

„ John, chaplain, 146 

,, James, in Drumcross, 860, 877 ; 
in Cragefynne, 913 
Kerss, David, burgess, 329 



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Index Nominuni 



Kerss, Duncan, burgess, io6 

„ James, in Kinneil, 825 

„ John, his father, 825 

„ John, 157 

,, Richard, burgess, 240 
Kessane, John, notary public, 368 

„ Thomas, in Neuk, 621, 923 
Kildrum, William, King's servitor, 799 
Kilbride, rector of, 684 
Kilmane, Robert, burgess, 869, 882, 

934, 995 

Kilpatrick, John, at Tartraven, 581 

Kincaid, Agnes, w. Thomas Gillaspe, 
burgess, 465 
„ Clement, portioner of Coats, 598 
„ George, burgess, 220, 255 
,, Helen, in Linlithgow, 32, 331 
„ Helen, w. William Graham of 

Bearcrofts, 415, 476 
,, Isabella, w. John Ross, burgess, 
598 

' „ John, in Abbotsgrange, 91 5 
„ John, of Carlowrie, 331, 397, 412, 

532, 624 
,, John, son of John Kincaid of 

Warriston, 605 
„ Marion, daughter of Thomas 

Kincaid of that Ilk, 354 
„ Robert, at Linlithgow, 397, 412, 

669 
„ Robert, in Compston, 636 
„ Thomas, of that Ilk, 354 
,, Thomas, in Biggar, 342 

Kincardin O'Ncil, rector of, 198, 296, 
312, 340, 408, 553, 561, 615-6, 667-8, 
682, 692, 721, 828, 844-5, 890, 899 

King, Matthew, at Culter, 347 

Kinloquhy(Kanawe,Canewie), Patrick, 
minister of Linlithgow, 493, 643, 
678, 804, 953 

Kinneil, curate of, 105, 203 
„ minister of, 907 
„ vicar of, 203 

Kinross, Malcolm, messenger, 768, 
769, 771 

Kintor, David, sheriff-depute of Edin- 
burgh, 400 

Kirk, John, in Abercorn, 465 
„ Marion, w. Thomas Perry,- 
burgess, 309, 310 

Kirkcalde, James, treasurer, 182 
„ John, in the Palace, 182 

Kirkliston, vicar of, 375 

Kirknewton, rector of, 376, 482, 484, 
510, 557, 580, 680, 694, 728, 834, 935 

Kirkwood, Alexander, at Calder, 400 

Kneland, Adam, in the household of 
Finnart, 57 
„ Arthur, at Linlithgow, 371 
„ Gavin, at Linlithgow, 57, ^^^ 99, 
145 



Kneland, George, at Monkland, 186, 

187,652 

„ John, in Foschame, 186 
KnoUis, Alexander, son of William 
Knollis, bailie, 804 

,, Mr. George, in Linlithgow, 697 

„ James, son of James Knollis in 
Newbattle, 564 

„ James, servant of Briggs, 595 

„ Mr. James, rector of Rosskeen 
and Slamannan, 121, 221, 222, 
225 

„ Mr. John, burgess, 9, 54, 73» 384, 
494) 596, 661 ; bailie, 16, 64 

„ John, his son, 494, 596, 597, 661 ; 
bailie, 531, 564, 570, 571, 579, 
605, 804, 853, 862, 869, 976, 
993, 996 

„ John, son of Patrick Knollis, 
421,430,679 

„ John, burgess, 367, 37 1, 372, 564, 
605,676, 839, 897,921 

„ John, sergeant, 361, 384, 385, 
386, 389, 394, 402, 404, 421, 
442, 448, 449, 450, 456, 457, 
460, 461, 465, 466, 467, 488, 
507, 518, 519, 526, 531, 544, 
546, 579, 596, 598, 600, 624, 
631, 635, 641, 642, 692, 719, 
779, 804, 817, 856, 876, 900, 
914, 920, 953; sergeant of St. 
Germans, 61 1 

„ John, of Maddison, 448, 449, 454, 
464, 466,715,738. 

„ Margaret, in Linlithgow, 413, 
426, 686, 693, 697 

„ Patrick, sergeant, 39, 44, 71, 75, 
86, 87, 89,91,93,94, 106, 114, 
I J 5, 116, 122, 124, 125, 127,. 

133, 135, 137, 139, 142, 144, 

J47, 148, 153, 160, 161, 162, 

169, 171, 173, 174, 175, 181, 

190, 191, 192, 193, 219, 647, 

.^79 
„ Richard, at Linlithgow, 661 
„ Robert, son of the late Sir 

William Knollis, 22 
,, Robert, in Bormie, 31, 51 
„ William, burgess, 221, 222, 305, 
384, 485, 494, 503, 676, 697, 
732, 757, 762,996; bailie, 370, 
374, 401, 404, 405, 406, 407, 
409, 421, 440, 442, 457, 460, 
466, 502, 503, 507, 516, 518, 
519, 541, 546, 549, 576, 596, 
600, 620, 625, 690, 698, 719, 
721, IZl^ 785, 804, 812, 813, 
814, 820, 834, 839, 848, 867, 
869, 887, 894, 900, 912, 957, 
958, 976 
„ William, his son, 894, 895, 996 



Index Nojuinum 



25 



Knollis, William, in Edinburgh, 121 
„ William, in Falkirk, 211 
„ Sir William, preceptor of Tor- 
phichen, 22 

Kynneir, John, chaplain, 39 

Kynynmoncht, David, at Struthers 
Castle, 97 



Lamington, rector of, 344 

Lamme, Andrew, Captain of the 

Palace, 864 
Landellis, Allan, burgess of Edinburgh, 

14 
Lang, Henry, burgess, 161 
„ John, at Binning, 302 
„ Margaret, vv. James Thomsoun 

in Drumcross, 736 
,, Thomas, in Binning, 58, 68, 69 
Lauder, Alexander, in Gogar, 736, 910 
,, Alexander, servant of Brighouse, 

615, 884, 889, 899, 901 
,, Mr. Henry, 15 
„ Katherine, vv. James Wethir- 

spoune of Brighouse, 509, 561, 

563. 
,, John, in Riccarton, 778 
„ Mr. John, town-clerk of St. 

Andrews, 203 
„ Thomas, in Riccarton, 655 
,, William, burgess of Edinburgh, 

48 
Laverok, Alison, daughter of James 

Laverok, burgess, 124 
„ Elizabeth, w. William Smyth, 

burgess, 122, 123, 160 
„ James, burgess, 8, 122, 124, 125, 

309 
,, Marion, daughter of James 
Laverok, burgess, 125, 126 
Law, John, in Biggar, 349 
Lawson, Barbara, daughter of John 
Lawson, King's servitor, 892 
„ John, of Highrigs, 194 
„ John, notary public, 598 
„ Thomas, in Linlithgow, 10 
„ William, in Aberc.orn, 489 
Lech, William, in Ochiltree, 534 
Leddale, Janet, w. Robert Lawson of 
Highrigs, 194 
,, James, in Lochtyloch, 953 
„ John, son of Patrick Leddale in 

Breich, 707, 838 
„ Matthew, in Auldton, 352 
„ Patrick, in Breich, 707, 838 
„ Patrick, younger, his son, 707, 

Leddirdale, Helen, w. William Foulis, 

burgess, 276, 277, 471 
Leiche, Robert, cousin of Henry 

Forrester of Bantaskine, 269 



Leirmontht, Alexander, in Torphichen, 
197 
„ Helen, w. Bartholomew Beir, 

burgess, 579 
,, James, of Dairsie, 206, 213, 264 
„ James, of Overcraigie, 400 
,„ Peter, in Crawhill, 468, 469, 593, 

594, 743 
„ Peter, in Craigie, 749 
Leislie, Mr. Andrew, preceptor of St. 
Germains, 765 
„ John, in the Palace, 150 
,, Mr. John, exhorter of Kirk of 

Carriden, 820, 834 
„ Ralph, son of William Leislie, 

765 
„ Walter, in Otterston, 892 
„ William, servitor of Crawford- 

john, 410, 415,474,765 
„ William, in Abercorn, 475 
Leiss, John, sheriff of Stirling, 346 
Lescheman, Robert, in Falkirk, 430 
Lestoun, Christian, v. Cuthbert Ander- 

soun of Foulisland, 666 
Lethame, John, mandatory for Bear- 
crofts, 15 
Levyngstoun, Agnes, w. Matthew 
Hammyltoun of Millburn, 453, 

543> 745, 789 
„ Agnes, w. Henry Hammyltoun, 

682 
,, Agnes, w. James Robisoun, 

burgess, 159, 236, 238, 239 
,, Alexander, Lord, 65, 346, 745 
,, Alexander, son of John Levyng- 
stoun of Castlecary, 423 ; of 

Castlecary, 626 
„ Mr. Alexander, of Dunipace, 66, 

281, 362, 383 
„ Mr. Alexander, in Manuel, 399, 

414 ; not. des., 404 
„ Alexander, in Falkirk, 218, 653 
„ Alexander, of Terrentirrane, 840 
„ Alexander, of West Quarter, 430, 

434, 553, 561, 682, 692, 836, 

862 
„ Archibald, of Castlecary, 10, 11, 

70 
„ Archibald, rector of Culter, 682, 

692 
„ David, of Ballinton, 107 
,, David, in Abbotsgrange, 403, 9 1 5 
„ Elizabeth, w. William Craufurd 

of Parkhall, y2>^ 
„ Euphemia, v. John Gowane, 

burgess, 34, 270 
„ Gabriel, in Dalwhairn, 567 
„ Henry, burgess, 65, 208 
„ Henry, son of Alexander 

Levyngstoun of Castlecary, 

626, 627 



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Index Nominum 



Levyngstoun, Henry, of Falkirk, 430, 

434, 464, 12>'^. 998 

„ Henry, of Middlebinning,io(«^/(£:) 

„ Helen, w. James Wethirspoune 
of Brighouse, 721 

„ Isabella, in Falkirk, 430 

„ Mr. James, of Badlormie, 692 

„ James, son of Robert Levyng- 
stoun of Braidlavv, 397, 485, 
532, 634, 669, 678, 730, 910, 
996; of Braidlaw, 996 

„ James, son of Henry Levyng- 
stoun of Falkirk, 464, 738 

„ James, brother of Alex. Levyng- 
stoun of Terrentirrane, 840 

„ Janet, w. Ninian Aitoun (?), 998 

„ Joanna, w. James Dik in Bank- 
head, 622 

„ John, son of Alexander, Lord 
Levyngstoun, 346, 347 

,, John, of Abercorn, 464, 489, 617, 
738, 863 

„ John, of Castlecary, 303, 423, 
624, 660 

„ John, son of Mr. Alexander 
Levyngstoun of Dunipace, 
362; of Dunipace, 715 

„ John, in Falkirk, 430 

„ John, of Mannerston, i 

„ John, of Preston, 464, 485, 508, 
619, 738, 875, 883, 957, 958, 
996, 997, 998; son of Robert 
L. of Braidlaw, 508 

„ John, servant of Preston, 958 

„ Katherine, in Bothkennar, 435, 

459 
„ Katherine, w. Henry Forrest, 

burgess, 298, 309, 310 
„ Libra, v. John Hammyltoun, 

burgess, 489, 639 
„ Margaret, w. Richard Browne 

of Kinneil, 414, 465 
„ Robert, of Braidlaw, 65, 367, 

397, 410, 485, 508, 532, 624, 

669, 670, 671, 678, 698, 73b, 

883,910,944 
,, Robert, in Ecclesmachan, 874 
„ Robert, of Quarter, 509 
„ Thomas, in Abbotsgrang^e, 401, 

403, 404 
„ Thomas, of Haining, 401, 497, 

730, 785, 836, 875 
„ Thomas, servant of Preston, 958 
„ William, Lord, 486 
„ William, brother of Alexander, 

Lord Levyngstoun, 745 
„ William, son of Thomas Levyng- 
stoun in Abbotsgrange, 401, 

402, 403 
„ William, of Ecclesmachan, 508, 

874 



Levyngstoun, William, in Polmont, 

409 
„ William, of Middle Quarter, 

884, 901 
„ William, son of Alexander 

Levyngstoun of West Quarter, 

553, 561 
„ William, at Easter Bantaskine, 
. . 346 
Linlithgow, Thomas, in Binning, 58, 

59 
„ bailies of, 12, 14, 16, 26, 28, 34, 
39, 61, 64, 66, 73, 79, 86-9, 90, 
93, 96, 100, 106, 109, III, 115, 
122, 127, 129, 133, 135, 137, 
139, 141-2, 144, 147-8, 152-3, 
158-162, 170-1, 173-4, 177, 181, 
189, 190, 192-3, 208-9, 212, 219, 
225, 227, 229, 230, 232, 237-44, 
246-7,252,259,261-2,265,270, 
273-4, 283-4, 289-91, 295, 297-8, 
300, 303, 313, 317, 323, 325-6, 
329-31, 336-7, 353, 366-7, 370, 
374, 376, 384-6, 389, 393-4, 396, 
399, 401, 404-9, 413-14, 416, 
419, 421, 439-40, 442, 449-50, 
457, 460-1, 465-7, 471, 502-3, 
507, 5^6, 518-9,531,541,543-4, 
546, 548-9, 550, 564, 570-1, 
575-6, 579, 59o, 596, 598, 600, 
605, 610, 620, 624-5, 641, 643, 
645, 647, 649-50, 660-1, 690, 
693, 698, 700, 719, 721, 737, 
761, 773, 785, 804 812-4,817,' 
820, 834, 836, 839, 841, 848, 
853, 862, 867, 869, 887, 894, 
900, 905, 912, 957-8, 973-4, 
976, 993, 996 
„ captain of the Palace of, 340, 384 
„ curate of, 6, 12, 14, 17-20, 35, 40, 
48, 80, 174, 175, 236-7, 343, 
353,721,723 
„ Dean of Christianity of, 343, 375 
„ minister of, 493, 643, 678, 804, 

953 
„ provosts of, 225-7, 238-9, 241, 
244, 246, 261, 284, 298, 312, 
325, 366, 368, 371, 397, 399, 
401, 404, 408, 412, 426, 460, 
464, 485, 488, 497, 544, 546, 
575, 585, 590, 604, 610, 617, 
629, 631, 641-2, 654, 669,692, 
719, 721, 730, 738, 760-1, 766, 
772-7, 785, 790-2, 816, 819, 820, 
836, 841, 856, 858, 867, 886, 

905, 953, 976 
„ schoolmaster of, 36, 39, 177 
„ sheriffs of, 2, 12, 39, 253, 475, 542, 

617, 702, 737, 803, 812, 958 
„ sheriff-clerk of, 40, 582 
„ sheriff-depute of, 98, 305, 384 



Index Nominum 



27 



Linlithgow, vicar of, 80, 136 

Lion, John, vicar of Banchory- 

Devenack, 288 
Listoun, Archibald, burgess, 5, 20, 32, 

49 

„ George, in Calder Mains, 496 

„ William, burgess, 498 
Lithqvv, James, at Linlithgow, 10 

„ Patrick, at Linlithgow, 311 
Litster, Elizabeth, w. William Balder- 
stoun, burgess, 199, 200 

„ John, burgess, 199, 284, 384 

„ Stephen, canon of Holyrood, 
199, 200, 294 
Little (Lytile), James, in Torphichen, 
377,623 

„ Thomas, his son, 623 
Loch, Adam, in Drumcross, 57 

„ Alexander, in Ochiltree, 952 

„ Luke, in Ochiltree, 878, 908 ; in 
Linlithgow, 948 

„ Patrick, in Drumcross, 57 

„ Robert, in Drumcross, 57 

„ William, in Ochiltree, 755, 802, 
908, 917, 919, 931, 943, 952, 975 
Lochcottis, George, at Linlithgow, 672 
Lochmyln, James, at Linlithgow, 44 
Logane, Henry, chaplain, 457 

„ John, bailie of barony of 
Broughton, 428, 657 

„ John, messenger, 496 

„ John, notary public, 590 
Logymontrose, rector of, 368 
Louk, Elizabeth, w. Richard Craufurd, 
burgess, 20, 313, 317 ; w. James 
Nasmyth, 257, 279, 3^3, 3^5 

„ Elizabeth, v. William Wawane, 
burgess, 353 

„ Henry, chaplain and curate of 
church of Linlithgow, 6, 12, 
14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 35, 36, 40, 
48, 80, 174, 177, 236, 237, 343, 
353; chaplam, 115, 144, 173, 
175, 197, 212, 225, 227, 228, 
252, 253, 254, 257, 275, 276, 
284, 313, 314,317 

„ Richard, burgess, 275, 330 
Loverans, Alexander, burgess, 299 

,, Andrew, burgess, 824, 866,918, 
971, 982 

„ John, burgess, 22, 71, 155, 200, 
290, 298, 326 

„ John, his natural son, 290 

„ Margaret, w. Archibald Cleg- 
horne, burgess, 881, 908, 917, 
919,931,942,943,954 

„ Richard, burgess, 371, 372, 719, 
817 ; sergeant, 385, 389, 393, 
421, 803 ; messenger, 414, 464, 
506, 542, 617, 738, 785, 812, 
902, 937, 995 



Loverans, Thomas, burgess, 277, 655 
Lowdowne, Walter, at Linlithgow, 119 

„ Walter, at Abercorn, 231 
Lowry (Lore), Nicol, alias Sadillar, 
burgess, 242, 270, 274 
„ Patrick, burgess, 449, 450, 531, 

726 
,, (Loure, Lore), Robert, 394, 424, 
465, 550 
Luff, John, burgess, 274, 466 
Lychtman, Allan, burgess, 8, 35 
„ John, his heir, 35 
„ Luke, burgess, 19, 141, 181, 316, 

33.7 
„ Marion, w. Nicol Watson in 

Dalkeith, 19 
„ , w. John Young in Lass- 
wade, 19 
Lychtoun, Malcolm, at Stonehouse, 

213 
Lyile, John, at Linlithgow, 673 
Lyndesay, Archibald, at Byris, 176 
„ James, at Byris, 364 
,, Lord John, of Byris, 2, 97, 154, 

^76 

,, Marjory, w. William Sandelandis 
of Hillhouse, 646 

„ Sir Walter, preceptor of Tor- 
phichen, 71, 72 

„ William, in Abbotskerse, 934 

„ Mr. Robert, rector of Colinton, 

384 
„ William, in the Burn Brae of 

Clarkston, 609 
Lyntoun, John, burgess, 25, 93 
Lyon, Janet, in Drumcross, 57 

Magdalene's Hospital, master of, 

306, 721 
Mailvile, David, burgess, 17 

„ Isabella, daughter of David Mail- 
vile, 17 
„ Margaret, w. John Crummy, bur- 
gess, 17 
„ (Malvill), Thomas, chaplain, 36 
Mair, John, at Linlithgow, 336 
Mak, David, burgess, 576, 577, 578 
„ Janet, daughter of Rankin Mak, 

burgess, 938 
„ John, burgess, 171, I73, ^74, 220, 
389, 398, 439, 569, 576, 577, 

„ Rankin, burgess, 549, 938, 972 
„ Robert, burgess, 874, 952 
„ Thomas, son of John Mak, bur- 
gess, 398, 679 ; son of Janet 
Red, 765 ; burgess, 550, 569, 

576, 577, 578,905,911 
Makally (Makalling), Robert, in Lin- 
lithgow, 886, 900 
Makbaa, John, at Drumquhassle, 355 



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Index Nomifium 



Makbaa, Thomas, his natural son, 355 
Makcaddame, John, burgess of Edin- 
burgh, 900 
Makcalyane, John, burgess, 228, 250, 

251, 289 
Makcanye, Murdoch, at Monkland, 

186, 187 
Makgauchane, Alexander, burgess of 

Edinburgh, 785 
Makgill, Mr. David, patron of altar of 
St. Antony, 997 
„ Helen, w. Bailie William Knollis, 

625, 676, 697 
„ Lawrence, chaplain, 997 
Makinaucht, Mr. Gilbert, vicar pen- 
sioner of Kirkliston, 375 
Makinlay (Makkenlaw), Gilbert, ar 

Linlithgow, 412 
Makke, John, son of Simon Makke, 

burgess, 547, 824 
Makkilhois, John, burgess, 630 
Makkilhous, David, burgess, 688 
Makkison, Thomas, officer, 197 
Makmereis, Robert, at Linlithgow, 782 
Maknell, Alexander, notary public, 264 
Makquhere, Gilbert, burgess of Edin- 
burgh, 973, 974 
Maktarbre, Mr. Alexander, rector of 

Kilquhowman, 178 
Manderstoun, John, chaplain and 

notary public, 16 
Marjoribanks, Mr. John, brother of 
William Marjoribanks, burgess 
of Edinburgh, 356 
„ Mr. Thomas, of Ratho, 368 
Martyne, Allan, burgess, 449, 518, 546, 
575, 576, 590, 601, 611, 707, 
835, 925, 944, 973 
„ Andrew, notary public, 492, 522, 

562 
„ David, burgess, 518 
„ Elizabeth, Lady of Fast Castle, 

145, 154 
„ Henry, son of David Martyne, 

burgess, 518, 61 1 
„ John, son of Peter Martyn in 
Edinburgh, 509 
Maschat, Allan, at Parkley, 636 
Masoun, John, burgess, 175 

„ Patrick, at Linlithgow, 22 
Mathe, Andrew, in Woodside, 78 
„ Elizabeth, w. Patrick Houstoun 
in Muiravonside, 458 
Mathesoun, Bartholomew, chaplain, 
curate of Biggar, 342, 359 
„ John, in Templemains, 481 
Matthew, Andrew, at Linlithgow, 748 
Mauchane, Alexander, son of John 
Mauchane, burgess of Edinburgh, 
302 
Maxwell, Friar John, at Linlithgow, 17 



Mayne, Andrew, burgess, 720 
„ Robert, burgess, 153, 194, 212, 

273, 283, 386, 568 
„ Thomas, 279, 326, 327, 815 
„ William, son of Robert Mayne, 
386,'387, 388; burgess, 541, 920 
Mechell, Alexander, in Borrowstoun, 
748 
„ Andrew, in Walkmilton, 534; 

miller, 630 
„ Henry, chaplain, 71, 127, 175, 

179, 208 
,, James, in Mumrills, 495 
„ Janet, w. Robert Bertilmo in 
Redheuch, 517 
Mechelsoun, Agnes, w. William Ber- 
tilmo, younger, of Cauldcoats, 
906 
„ Alexander, of Morton, 738, 842, 

906 
„ Andrew, of Morton, 231, 294 
Medilbe, James, sergeant of West 

Kerse, 338 
Meffame, Andrew, servant in Abbots- 
grange, 821 
Meik, Andrew, in Whitelaw, 829 

„ John, in Insch of Bathgate, 506 
Mekill, John, burgess, 517; in Loning 

Dykes, 699 
Meldrum, Andrew, burgess, 255 
„ John, in Blackness, 708 
„ Matthew, burgess, 86, J42, 284 
„ William, at Byris, 97 ; burgess, 

„ William, in Blackness, 933 
Melrose, Andrew, Abbot of, 206 
Menteith, Alexander, burgess, 604 
„ Alexander, in Stirlingshire, 248 
,, Alexander, in Polmont Mill, 816 
„ Archibald, his son, 816 
„ Euphemia, w. Alexander Bailye 

of Craufordjohn, 793 
,, James, elder, in Kinross-shire, 

816 
,, James, younger, in Kinross-shire, 

816 
,, James, at Pardovan, 338 
„ James, in Stirlingshire, 248 
„ John, Earl of, 415 
,, John, in Stirlingshire, 248 
,, Patrick, second son of James 

Menteith, elder, 8i'6 
„ William, Earl of, 973, 974 
Menzies, John, of Culterrows, 356 
„ John, of Nisbet, 356 
„ Sir Robert, of that Ilk, 356 
Merschell, Agnes, w. Edward Fawop, 

indweller, 572 
„ Agnes, in Whitecross, 840 
„ Alexander, in Gunnarshaw, 720 ; 

his daughter, 720 



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29 



Merschell, Andrew, in Biggar, 358 ; 
and his son, 358 
„ Bartholomew, at Abercorn, 97 
„ David, of Redford, 521 
„ Edward, in Coxhill, 634 
„ (ieorge, burgess, 230, 409, 599 
,, Henry, in Coxhill, 634 
,, James, attorney for Thomas 

Merschell, 235 
„ James, at Balcastle, 783 
„ John, burgess, 387, 549, 966 
„ John, at Pardovan, 78 
„ John, in Whitecross, 840, 923 
„ Nicol, bailie of Biggar, 341, 342, 

344, 359 
„ Ose, son of James Merschell, 783 
,, Patrick, burgess, 12, 106, 672 
„ Patrick, in West Craig of Ogil- 

face, 946 
„ Robert, at Abercorn, 97 
„ Robert, burgess, 598, 599 
„ Robert, in Whitecross, 840 
„ Thomas, burgess, 300, 382, 955 
„ Thomas, King's chief cook, 235 
„ Walter, son of James Merschell, 

783 
„ William, of Coxhill, 409, 521, 523, 

562 
„ William, in Middlequarter of 
Muiravonside, 540, 622 
Mertinholme, Antony, at Kirknewton, 

557 
Methven, Henry, Lord, 282 

„ provost of, 312 
Miller, John, in Balquhatstone, 495 

„ William, burgess, 204 
Moffat, James, burgess, 199, 200 
„ Thomas, chaplain, 84, 118 
Moichrie, John, elder, in Monkland, 
187 
„ John, younger, in Monkland, 187 
Moir, Margaret, w. Patrick Sellar, 
burgess, 373 
„ John, in Kersiebank, 821 
Mongall, David, in Over Mongall, 573, 

574, 958 
„ Henry, in Falkirk, 218 
„ Henry, son of late John Mongall, 

21 
„ James, at Kerse, 425 
„ John, in Newhouses, 21 ; in 

Stirlingshire, 653 
„ Margaret, daughter of John 
Mongall, 653 
Monoch, Robert, at Livingstone, 707 
Montfod, Elizabeth, v. David Grintoun, 

burgess, 120 
Montgomery, Patrick, of Giffen, 583, 

608 
Montgumerie, Hugh, of Hazelhead, 70 
„ Robert, of Giffen, 70 



More, Robert, son of William More, 
209, 210, 333 ; burgess, 207, 
238, 266 
„ Robert, at Midhope, 176, 177 
„ William, burgess, 8, 15S, 209 
Moress, David, at St. Andrews, 362 
„ William, elder, at St. Andrews, 

362 
„ William, younger,at St. Andrews, 
362 
Morrisoun, David, chaplain and notary, 

957 
„ Robert, smith, 541 
„ William, at Balloch, 850 
Mortoun, Andrew, at Glorat, 939 
„ James, cousin of Henry Forrester 

of Bantaskine, 264 
„ John, in Kinpunt, 973 
„ Robert, at Gloret, 939 
Mosman, John, 157 ; notary, 509 
Mostrop, Mr. John, 195 
Mour, see Mure. ^ 

Mourheid, see Mureheid. 
Mowat, David, at Linlithgow, 104 
Mowbra, Alexander, in Belside, 959, 
965, 967, 968, 979 
,, Alexander, in Carriden, 873 
,, Alexander, of Dalmeny, 606 
„ Alexander, in Scotston, 364, 475, 

587, 606, 984 
„ Alexander, in Strabrock (Brox- 
burn), 926 
,, Alexander, in Walton, 497, 806, 

807, 969, 970 
„ James, of Cammok, 194 
„ John, in Cramond, 194 
,, John, in Dalmeny, 606 
„ John, in Linlithgow, 526, 979 
„ Peter, burgess, 45, 225 
„ Peter, at Abercorn, 145 
„ Robert, son of Robert Moubra 

in Eastercraigie, 606 
„ William, son of Peter Moubra 
in Carriden, 606 
. „ William, in Linlithgow, 526, 979 

„ William, in Morton, 713 
Mude, Janet, in Ecclesmachan, 874 
Munro, Robert, at Blackness, 702 
Mure, Adam, of Kittymure, 453 
„ Adam, his son, 453 
., Alexander, of Skaithmuir, 819 
,, David, alias Smyth, and his son, 

925 
„ James, burgess, 536, 548, 582 
„ James, in Bothkennar, 435, 459, 

683 
,, James, in North Bracanrig, 895 
„ or Smyth, James, in Deddrick 

735 
„ John, m Drumcross, 535, 833, 
988 ; at Bathgate, 506 



k 



30 



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Mure, John, his son, 988 
„ John, at Edinburgh, 431 
„ Walter, 550, 558; chaplain, 559, 

623 
„ Walter, notary, 925 
„ William, burgess, 384 
Mureheid, Henry, in Bathgate, 953 
,, James, in Lauchope, 895 
„ James, in Linlithgow, 894 
„ James, in Stirlingshire, 346 
„ Janet, w. Patrick Bertilmo in 

Kersiebank, 754 
„ John,elder,in Newlands, Falkirk, 

850, 870 
„ John, his son, 870 
„ John, in Straith, 539 
„ Margaret, w. David Mure, alias 

Smyth, 925 
„ Richard, in Aulderston, 703, 864, 

„ William, 346 ; in Falkirk, 430 

* „ Thomas, burgess, 996 

Murray, Adam, servant of Calder, 441, 
463,479,481, 689, 690, 698 
„ Adam, in Logiebrae, 946 
„ Agnes, at Staneburn, 717 
„ Andrew, at Staneburn, 717 
„ John, chaplain and notary public, 

197 
„ John, King's servitor, 165 
„ Marion, w. James Hoppryngill 

of Woodhouselee, 995 
„ Patrick, son of Patrick Murray 

of Hangingshaw, 479 
„ Patrick, son of Patrick Murray 

of Philiphauch, 463 
„ Robert (King's household), 186, 

187, 206 
Muryell, Andrew, in Mumrills, 739, 

769, 903 
„ Janet, v. John Mochrie, younger, 

187 
„ Marion, w. Archibald Symsoun, 

burgess, 817 
Mutar, John, in Kinneil, 784 

„ James, in Kinneil, 784, 936, 991 
Myddelair, Henry, at Byris, 2 
Myllar, John, at Kincadyowlaw, 5 
„ John, alias Provas, at Strath, 539 
„ Robert, miller of Strath, 514 
Myln, Andrew, burgess, 241, 382, 408, 

455, 461, 502, 516, 580, 627, 

650, 743, 816 
„ Andrew, younger, burgess, 639, 

903 
,, Gilbert, notary public, 339, 342, 

350, 359, 360. 
„ Nigel, son of Andrew Myln, 

burgess, 580 
„ Thomas, son of Andrew Myln, 

younger, 903 



Narne, Katherine, w. Mr John Kello, 

burgess, 382, 383 
Nasmyth, Andrew, at Bonhard, 157 

„ James, in household of Fynnart, 
burgess, i, 40, 45, 92, 99, 102, 
104, 119, 144, 156, 165, 166, 
167, 168, 176, 177, 194, 201, 
212, 227, 228, 254, 257, 258, 
275, 279, 303, 3i3» 314, 3>5, 
317, 343, 651 

„ John, burgess, 291, 311 

„ William, burgess, 275 

„ William, at Manuel, 328, 334, 

335 
Neilsoun, Andrew, at Houston, 515 
,, John, elder, burgess, 874 
„ John, younger, burgess, 572, 826 
, John, in Falkirk, 430 
„ John, at Parkley, 636 
,, John, in Biggar, 359 
,, Nicol, his son, 359 
„ Patrick, at Linlithgow, 429 
„ Robert, at Broughton, 428, 657 
„ Thomas, servant of Gilbert Ra, 

821 
„ William, in Wallacerig, 409 
Nemo, Andrew, at Bathgate, 194 
„ James, in Whitburn, 924 
„ Thomas, his son, 924 
. „ (Nemouch), Richard, burgess, 
326 
„ (Nemocht) Patrick, burgess, 181 
„ (Nemocht) William, in Drum- 
cross, 506, 711 
Nesbet, David, at Polkemmet, 182 
„ James, at Binning, 69 
„ James, at Stonehouse, 213 
• „ Philip, in Calder Mill, 496 
Newbottil, James, Abbot of, 186 
Newlands, Andrew, burgess, 89 
„ Christina, sister of Patrick New- 

landis, 460 
„ David, bailie, 208 ; burgess, 240, 

317,418, 751 
„ Henry, burgess, 43 
„ James, slater, 719 ; burgess, 843 
„ James, chaplain, 37, 61, 62, 80, 
169, 171, 197, 208, 225, 238, 
239, 252, 295, 325, 353, 384 
„ James, at Scotston, 1 18 
„ John, burgess, 407, 413, 418, 419, 
422, 426, 460, 471, 676, 716, 

744,751 

„ Patrick, chaplain, 36, ^,7, 48, 80, 
225, 289, 307 

„ Peter, 54, 137, 141, 208, 218, 252, 
262, 266, 274, 276, 297, 300, 
3^7, 331, 384, 407, 460 ; bailie, 
225, 230, 237, 238, 239, 244, 
246, 247, 277, 283, 289, 290, 353 

„ Walter, burgess, 204 



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Nevvlands, , mother of late William 

Foiilis, 44 
Nicholl, Archibald, at Linlithgow, 164, 
178, 195, 280 
„ James, burgess, 50, 137, 139, 175 
„ John, in Carmuirs, near Falkirk, 

694 
„ John, burgess, 139 
„ Robert, his son, 139, 140 
Normont, Patrick, in Monkland, 187 
Nory, Thomas, burgess, 276 

OCHILTRE, Bartholomew, burgess, 855 
971 

,, John, in Cammok, 194 

„ Thomas, in Livingston, 855 
Ogilvy, Thomas, at Edinburgh, 145 
Oliphant, Andrew, notary public, 80 

„ Colin, Master of, 66 

., Katherine, w. Robert Ross, 
burgess, 570, 571, 598, 599^689 

„ Lawrence, Lord, 66 

„ Mr William, vicar of Innertig, 

343 
Ottirburne, Sir Adam, of Redhall, 146, 

157 

Pacok, George, burgess, 117 
Palmar, Patrick, burgess, 227, 228, 
230, 256 
„ Janet, v. William Brison, burgess, 
183 
Pareis, Alexander, elder, at Abercorn, 
294 
,, Alexander, younger, at Abercorn, 

294 
„ James, in Claypotts, 506 
„ Janet, in Riccarton, 803 
„ John, burgess, 421, 541, 568, 600, 

879, 920 
„ John, servant of Lady "Riccarton, 

847 
„ Thomas, son of William Pareis 

in Beecraigs, 811 
„ Thomas, at Kingsfield, 235 
„ William, in Beecraigs, 81 1 
„ William, biirgess, 541 
Park, James, in Parkley, 636; burgess, 

945 

„ John, burgess, 629 

„ John, elder, Burnhouse, 675 

„ Michael, burgess, 945 

„ William, burgess, 204, 240, 252, 
309, 376, 471, 494, 686 ; elder, 
503, 530, 546, 642, 798 ; ygr., 
527,530,544,563,589,605,610, 
642, 767, 807, 886 
Parkle, Isabella and Katherine, sisters, 

178 
Patersoun, David, in Houston, 910 



Patersoun, Elizabeth, w. John 
Wawane, burgess, 25, 291, 384 
„ James, burgess, 911, 921 
,, John, in Kinpunt, 98 
„ Patrick, at Livingston, 707 
„ William alias Piper, at Linlith- 
gow, 363, 800 
„ William, at Linlithgow, 402 ; 

in Kinglass, 407 
„ William, notary public, 425, 539, 
746 
Pawtoun, William, at Bearcrofts, 13 
Peblis, John, miller, 629 
„ John, tailor, 987 
„ Robert, burgess, 394, 549 
„ Walter, at Poldrait, 582, 584 
Peddar, John, in the Palace, 288 
Penman, John, burgess, 600 

„ Thomas, in Edmonston, 352 
Pennay, James, miller in Limemill, 567 
Penny, John, in Hallbarns, 474, 797 
Peris, see Pareis. 

Perry, Florimond,procurator for James 
Gib of Carribber, 861 
„ James, burgess, 141, 244, 316 
„ John, chaplain, 75 
„ Robert, burgess, 19, 217 
„ Robert, chaplain, son of James 

Perry, burgess, 244, 245 
„ Thomas, burgess, 96, 204, 247, 

309, 310 
Petticruff, James, burgess, 212 
„ John, in Ochiltree, 723 
„ Robert, in Coats, 281 
,, Thomas, Lyon King at Arms, 80, 

236, 237, 253, 261, 275 
,, William, burgess, 197 
Pollart, see Polwart, 
Pollok, David, burgess, 416, 423, 461, 
509, 871 ; sergeant, 426 
'„ John, burgess, 674 
Polwart, Henry, bailiff for Preceptor 
of Torphichen, 71, 72, 255 
„ James, of Torphichen, 371 ; of 
Couston, 377, 399, 454,468, 469, 

487, 488, 743, 815, 847, 849, 
891 

„ John, chaplain, 36, 48, 241, 257, 
258, 276. 279, 330, 376, 381, 382, 
418,487,623,649,655,720, 732, 
815 

„ Peter, of Hilderston, 558, 559, 
685, 695, 703, 827, 937; at 
Linlithgow, 661 

„ Robert, chaplain, 255 

,, Walter, of Cauldlaw, 454, 487, 

488, 732, 743, 827, 830, 837, 
891 ; burgess, 804, 950, 993 ■ 

„ William, of Rattonraw, 695 
Portar, Alexander, chaplain, 213 
Portus, George, at Biggar, 341, 342 



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Index Nominum 



Portus, John, younger, of Glenkirk, 358 
Powis, Alexander, in Abercorn, 863 
„ Archibald, in Abercorn, 797 
„ James, in Duntarvie, 474, 640 
„ Thomas, in Abercorn Mill, 969 
„ Thomas, at Bormie, 485 
Powok, see Pollok. 

Pringill, James, son of Robert Pringill, 
burgess, 255 
„ Robert, burgess, 79, 255 
Provand, James, burgess, 588 
Provas, Robert, at Ogilface, 539 
Pudyane, Alexander, in Linlithgow, 

944, 952 
„ John, at Bagbie, 348 
Purde, William, at Thankerton, 358 
Purvis (Purwyss), William, at Linlith- 
gow, 214 

QUHIT, see White. 
Quhithill, see Whitehill. 
Quhytheid, see Whiteheid. 
Quytquhen, see Whitton. 

Ra, Charles, son of Gilbert Ra in 

Inch, 808 
„ David, son of Gilbert Ra in 

Inch, 432, 433 
„ Gilbert, in Inch, 423, 433, 739, 

740, 757, 762, 768, 769, 771, 

772, 808, 809, 821, 822, 824 
„ Henry, in West Kerse, 821 
„ Janet, daughter of Gilbert Ra in 

Inch, 808 
„ Marion, daughter of Gilbert Ra 

in Inch, 808 
,, William, son of Gilbert Ra in 

Inch, 739, 769, 809, 821 
„ Malcolm, at Inch, 432, 915 
,, Thomas, in Nethermillhouse, 

470 
Railtoun, Agnes, w. Thomas Barrie, 

burgess, 61 1, 612, 613, 614 
,, Agnes, w. George Chalmers in 

Paddockshaw, 947 
„ Alexander, elder and younger, at 

Lochtyloch, 194 
„ Allan, alias King, miller in 

Linlithgow, 938 
„ Christina, w. Edward Wilsoun, 

burgess, 399 
„ Janet, v. John Bryss in Starlaw, 

855 
„ John, notary public, 206 
„ Nicol, in Wester Bangour, 943 
„ William, in Starlaw, 711, 855 
Rait, David, burgess, 32, 86, 87, 88, 

116,142,179, 183,230,297,531, 

647, 650, 674, 699, 701, 742, 780, 

798, 863 



Rait, Henry, son of David Raitt, 

burgess, 531 
Raith, Patrick, burgess, 197 
Ralstoun, John, at Hawkhead, 522 
Ramsay, Alexander, at Fiangourlaw, 
675, 680 
„ David, in Bangourlaw, 400, 566, 

680 
„ David, in Blackcraig, 400, 607, 

675 
,, Garvin, messenger, 891 
„ Henry, burgess, 116, 227, 261 
,, Janet, w. James Borthik, miller, 

551, 730, 112> 
,, James, of Whitelaw, 702 
,, John, in Bangourmill, 607, 675 
„ John, burgess, 129, 130, 395 
„ Robert, his son, 394, 395, 396 
,, Thomas, in Duntarvie, 474 
„ Thomas, keeper of the park at 

Stirling, 400, 675 
„ William, in Bangourlaw, 566 ; 
not des., 311 
Rankin, James, burgess, 966 

„ Nicol, in Bawmelyart, 495 ; of 

Balmitchell, 922 
„ Robert, in Middlerig, 922 
„ William, at Linlithgow, 378 
Rannald, Alexander, in Strabrock, 
mod. Broxburn, 926, 989 
„ Janet, sister of William Rannald, 

burgess, 208 
„ John, of Kirkhill, 638 
,, Stephen, burgess, 208 
„ William, burgess, 173, 208, 330 
Rany, Robert, burgess, 765 
Ratho, minister of, 583 
Ray, John, at Bangour, 400 
Rechartsoun, Alexander, burgess, 
746 
,, Margaret, mother of Clement 

Kincaid, 598 
,, Marion, in Blackburn, 953 
,, Martin, in Airth, 790 
,, Patrick, in Meikle Blackburn, 

953 
Rechc, Archibald, in Duntarvie, 231, 

474 
„ John, attorney for Lady Fleming, 

368 
„ William, in Duntarvie, 474 
Red, Alexander, at Edinburgh, 746 
„ Alexander, at Carribber, 539 
„ Alexander, in Meikle Ochiltree, 

948 
„ Charles, at Kincavill, 282 
„ David, in Binns, 118, 299, 364 
„ David, at Linlithgow, 223, 225, 

286, 546; at Riccarton, 847 
,, George, in Bogside, 764, 858, 

97? 



Index Nominum 



Zl 



Red, Janet, w. John Mak, burgess, 

398, 765 
„ John, in Loning, 393, 429, 745 ; 

burgess, 242, 467, 878 
„ John, in Little Ochiltree, 607 
„ Patrick, in Kingscavil, 524 
,, Patrick, in Muiravonside, 801 
,, Robert, in Glensplace, 540, 621, 

898 
„ Walter, in Kinpunt, 60T 
„ William, burgess, 152 
Redding, Janet, w. Thomas Browne, 

burgess, 281 
„ Patrick (1), burgess, 152 
„ Patrick, son of .Robert Redding, 

920 
„ Robert, burgess, 270, 273, 414, 

465, 920 
„ Thomas, in Balderston, 483 
Reddocht, Alexander, burgess, 65, 1 14, 

331 
Reid, see Red. 
Renfrew, sheriff of, 194 
Reule, see Rule. 

Richard (Rechart), Patrick, alias 
Smyth, in Pardovan, 977 
„ Richard, alias Smyth, in Linlith- 
gow, 636 
„ (Rechart), Robert, in Uuntarvie, 

932 
„ William, alias Smyth, burgess, 
636 
Rig, Mr. Hugh, at Edinburgh, 195 
Rob, Bartholomew, of Falkirk, 531 

„ John, in Craigend, 783 
Robert, Helen, w. John Cuthbert, bur- 
gess, 440 
„ James, bailie, 384 
„ Thonias, burgess, 70, 281, 440 
„ James, | j^- ^ 
„ John, j 

„ William, in Whiteside, 409, 718 
Robertsoun, Agnes, mother of James 
Hammyltoun of West Port, 604 
„ James, burgess, 643, 993 
Robisoun, Agnes, w. James Moure, 
burgess, 536 
„ Mr. Alexander, notary public, 65 
„ David, chagger, 459 
„ George, baker, burgess, 427, 461, 

486, 983 
„ Henry, at Kingscavil, 282 
„ James, at Torphichen, 371 
„ Janet, w. John Ramsay, 130, 

395 
„ James (i), burgess, 28, 48, 75, 80, 
87, 115, T37, 142,158, 159,209, 
215, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 
461, 645, 649, 653 ; baihe, 39, 
66, 79, 86, 89, 100, 142, 152, 
161, 162, 212, 225, 227, 244, 



259, 262, 265, 273, 291, 295, 
384 ; sheriff-depute, 253, 275 
Robisoun, James (2), younger, burgess, 
53, 152, 183, 236,239,240,262, 
295, 382, 383, 449, 450, 457, 
585, 620, 643, 649, 653, 789, 
903, 993 ; bailie, 485, 550, 661, 
761, 974 

„ James, in Ochiltree, 660 

„ Jean, w. John Hammyltoun of 
Grange, 643 

„ John, at Mannerston, 154 

„ John, in Riccarton, 805 

„ Katherine, daughter of John 
Robisoun, in Riccarton, 805 

„ Katherine, daughter of Robert 
Robisoun, 289 

„ Margaret, in Ochiltree Mill, 723 

„ Marion, w. William Wethir- 
spoune, 149 

,, Matthew, in Ochiltree, 879 

„ Robert, burgess, 34, 212, 289, 
647, 648 ; sergeant, 86, 87, 89, 
91, 106, 109, 115, 122, 124, 
125, 127, 129, 131, 137, 142, 
147, 148, 151, 158, 160, 161, 
162, 179, 181, 189, 190, 193, 
232, 238, 239, 240, 242, 244, 
247, 252, 256, 257, 259, 262, 
265, 273, 274, 278, 283, 284, 
290, 295, 297, 300, 303, 317, 
329, 330 

,, Robert, walker, burgess, 152, 
161, 162, 163, 283, 329 

„ Thomas, burgess, 200 

,, William, burgess, iii, 232, 275, 
416,439, 541,652; bailie, 546 

„ William, alias Erswillie, burgess, 
249, 311 

„ William, walker, burgess, 442, 
611 

„ William, in Abercorn, 176, 364, 
842 

„ William, in Greenhill, 787 
Ross, Andrew, alias Saule, 415, 431, 

493 
„ Andrew, of Wairdlaw, 29, 225, 

468, 469, 558, 559, 695, 702 
„ Andrew, at Linlithgow, 981 
„ Christina, w. James Ka, burgess, 

332 
„ Elizabeth, v. Robert Jame, 138, 

418,631,690,691, 741, 746 
„ George, burgess, 900 
„ George, prebefidary of the 

Chapel Royal of Stirling, 620, 

625 
„ George, chaplain, in Tartraven, 

376, 581,859,872 
„ Helen, w. Andrew Schaw of 

Sornbeg, 182 



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Ross, Helen, daughtei of Andrew Ross 
of Wairdlaw, 559 

,, Henry, in Tartraven, 499, 995 

„ Hugh, brother of James, Lord 
Ross, 492, 581 

„ of Hawkheid, James, Lord, 853, 
897, 898, 956 

„ James (i), 150 

,, James (2), son of Andrew Ross 
of Wardlaw, 468, 469 

,, James (3), brother of Robert 
Ross, burgess, 689 ; dyer, bur- 
gess, 570, 598, 605, 723, 782 

,, James (4), weaver, 569, 897 

„ James (5), brother of John Ross 
(2), 599 

„ of Hawkhead, John, Lord, 29 

„ John (i), 29, 42 ; burgess, 73, 79, 
87,91, 109, III, 139, 144, 162, 
197, 228, 256, 264, 278, 280, 
289, 303, 314, 317, 330, 649; 
bailie, 86, 89, 96, 153, 159, 161, 

336, 337 
„ John (2), son of Robert Ross of 

Holemill, burgess, 570, 571, 

598, 599, 619 ; of Preston, 599, 

619, 868 
„ John (3), son of James Ross, 

weaver, 452 
„ John (4), of Neuk, 478, 621 ; in 

Tartraven, 491, 499, 500, 520, 

521, 522, 523, 562,869, 898 
„ John, of Craigie, 182, 213 
„ Marion, v. Richard Atkin, 96 
„ of Hawkhead and Melville, 

Ninian, Lord, 78, 247, 407, 

413, 426, 620, 676 
„ Robert (i), 29 
„ Robert (2), son of Andrew Ross 

of Wairdlaw, 695, 702 
,, Robert (3), burgess, 225, 280, 366, 

404, 418, 452, 543, 570, 571, 

598, 599, 604, 619, 689, 690, 

697, 709, 723, 741, 744, 756, 
782, 868, 872 ; bailie, 337, 365, 
367 ; of Holemill and Preston, 
570, 571, 599,619, 872, 896 
„ William, son of Robert Ross (3), 
571 ; burgess, 598 
Rothes (Rauchous), George, Earl of, 

150 
Rouchhed, Andrew, in Duntiblae Mill, 

357 
Roust, Alexander, mason, burgess, 
167, 208, 247, 249, 299, 345, 
411, 413, 421, 455, 503, 504, 
505, 529, 530, 620, 673, 686, 
720, 866, 893, 925, 928, 929, 

939, 981 
„ George, mason, burgess, 503, 
504, 505, 530, 642, 866 



Roust, Robert, at Linlithgow, 345 ; in 

old Aberdeen, 503, 530 
Rowane, John, at Polkemmet, 182 
Rucht, Friar John, 17 
Rule (Rawill), Adam, burgess, 382 
„ Allan, son of Robert Reule, 

burgess, 950 
„ David, tailor, 891 
,, Robert, burgess, 175, 386, 449, 

936, 950 
,, Thomas, his son, 936 
Russale, David, burgess, 120 

„ Isabella, w. John Schaw in 

Cantiescraigs, 795, 818 
„ Margaret, av. John Teddoch, 

smith, 552 
,, James, son of William Russale 

in Gardenershill, 495 
,, John, in Over Gilston, 964 
Ruthirford, Andrew, at Edinburgh, 
368 
„ Mr. Nicholas, at Aberdeen, 201 
Ryle, Andrew, at Linlithgow, 365, 722 
„ Janet, his sister, 722 
„ William, in Bormie, 722, 753 

Sadillar (Lowrie), Nicol, burgess, 

70, 650 
Salmont, Elizabeth, w. William 
Davisoun, 135 

„ George, at Linlithgow, 45, 46, 47 

„ William, burgess, 662 

„ Mr. William, vicar of Binning, 
678 
Saltoun, Christina, grand-daughter of 
James Saltoun, burgess, iii, 
112 

„ Henry, burgess, 384, 398, 448, 
454, 457, 460, 471, 473, 476, 
517, 560, 602, 716, 733, 744, 
752, 764, 782, 789, 835, 839, 
843, 863, 886, 892, 932, 940, 
993 ; sergeant, 541, 544, 546, 
549, 550, 605, 624, 631, 635, 
867, 953 

„ Henry, younger, 995 

„ James, burgess, 1 1 1 

,, James, sergeant, 142, 208, 212, 

384 
„ John (i), burgess, 32, 42, 44, 76, 
112, 137, 139, 148, 158, 160, 
169, 204, 215, 238, 264, 649 
„ John (2), iDurgess, his son, 215, 

216 
„ William, son of John Saltoun (i ), 
burgess, 216 
Sammell, Thomas, burgess, 25 
Samsoun, Lawrence, 53 
Sandelandis, Ellen, w. William Wil- 
soun, burgess, 219 
„ George, of Hillhouse, 849 



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35 



Sandelandis, James, Lord Torphichen, 
55O1 558, 559; Lord of St. John, 

839, 9' 9 
„ James, 400 ; son of John Sande- 
landis of Calder, 441, 463, 479, 
• 481, 532, 794 
„ Sir James, 618 

„ John, of Calder, 400, 441, 463, 
479, 480, 481, 49^ 497. 532, 
624, 628, 675, 689, 690 
„ Leonard, chaplain, 496 
,, Margaret, w. Henry Drummond 

of Riccarton, 618 
„ William, of Hillhous, 2, 23, 26, 
28, 29, 39, 51,646 
Saweris, William, in Castlecary, 363 
Scharpe, Andrew, in Kilpunt, 974 
Schaw, Adam, in Cantiescraigs, 795, 
818, 902 
„ Andrew, of Sornbeg, 182 
„ Elizabeth, of Craigrossie, 696 
„ George, in Hillhouse, now in 

Clerkston, and his son, 902 
„ James, in Paikis Hoile, 902 
„ Janet, in Abercorn, 863 
„ John, in Cantiescraigs, 795, 818 
,, John, in Crownerland, 923 
„ John, in Eastcraig, 469, 487, 732 
,, John, in Easter Lennox of 

Slamannan-mure, 628 
,, John, of Polkemmat, 182 
„ John, "tinglar," at Linlithgow, 756 
„ Patrick, burgess, 192, 323, 324 
„ Patrick, in Carribber, 902 
„ Peter, in Greenhill, 787 
„ Peter, in Slamannan-mure, 477 
,, Robert, in Duddingston, 474 ; at 

Linlithgow, 493 
„ Robert, in Kinpunt, 60 r, 974 
„ Thomas, Kings' chief cook, 235 
Schort, John, 378 ; in Grougfoot, 806, 

969, 982, 992 
Schoular, Ninian, sergeant, 550 
Scotland, James, Prince of, 231 
Scott, Agnes, v. Alexander Haw, cutler, 
742 
Agnes, w. James Grintoun of 

Maltplum, 540 
Andrew, burgess, 142, 173, 208, 
212, 650 ; in Woodcockdale, 
442, 443, 444, 445» 538 
David, at Linlithgow, 275 
George, in Manuel, burgess, 541, 

550, 600, 880, 923, 961 
Helen, daughter of Andrew Scott 

in Woodcockdale, 443, 446 
Helen, wife of James Hesplyne, 

923 
Hugh, at Poldrait, 584 
Isabella, w. John Mureheid, elder, 

in Newlands, 870 



Scott, Janet, wife of Andrew Bruss, 

445v447 
„ John, burgess, 424 
„ John, chapman, 885 
,, John, pewdirmaker, 796 
„ John, in Baldoran-Stcwart, and 

his son, 414 
„ John, of Falkirk, 831, 903 
„ John, son of George Scott in 
Manuel, 880 ; of Manuel, 636 
,, John, in Philpstoun, 475 
„ Katherine, in Woodcockdale, 442 
„ Malcolm, burgess, 232 ; in 

Maltplum, 540 
,, Marion, in Woodcockdale, 444, 

447, 538 
„ Marion, w. Robert Dawyell, 880 
„ Ninian, at Linlithgow, 266 
„ Robert, burgess, 25, 42, 48, 71, 
75, 86, 87, 89, 91, 106, 109, 122, 
124, 127, 139, 147, 161, 171, 
183, 208, 230, 259, 261, 262, 
265, 305, 384, 650 ; bailie, 142, 
212, 225, 227, 229, 232, 238, 
239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 
252, 256, 274, 283, 284, 297, 

298, 300, 303, 309, 310, 313, 
317, 323, 325, 326, 329, 330, 

.331,337 
„ Simon, at Linlithgow, 199, 200 
„ Thomas, in Grougfoot, 747, 806, 

905, 959, 965, 967, 970, 97 ^ 975 
„ Thomas, justiciary-clerk, 143 
„ Walter, at Byris, 176 
„ William, son of Malcolm Scott 
in Maltplum, 540 
Sellar, Patrick, burgess, 373, 604 ; 
bailie, 624, 641, 643, 905, 993 ; 
of Cowhill, 576 ; of Walton, 
587, 819, 858 
„ William, at Linlithgow, 250 
Sempill, Griselda, w. James Hammyl- 
toun in Kittymure, 213 
„ James, servant of Lord Ross, 581 
„ John, laird of Foulwood, 939 
,", John, son of Robert Sempill, 

infra, 939 
„ Robert, of Nobleston, 939 
Setoun, James, at Abercorn, 489 

„ Walter, at Abercorn, 863 
Showill, Ninian, burgess, 765 
Sim, Simpsson, see Sym, Symsoun. 
Singlar, Archibald, husband of 
Margaret Burne, 248 
„ Oliver, in the Palace, 150 
„ Oliver (Lord Ross's household), 

492, 522 
„ William, husband of Agnes 

Forrest, 16 
„ William, married widow of 
Master of Oliphant, 66 



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Skellat, James, burgess, 177 
SkoLigall, George, rector of Eccles- 
niachan, 225, 300 
„ Ninian, burgess, 427 
„ John, son of Andrew. Skougall, 
burgess, 300, 301 ; burgess, 
401, 449,450, 518,611, 833 
„ James, his son, 833 
Slamannan and Roskene, rector of, 

221-2, 225, 418 
Slamannanmure, minister of, 735, 765, 

772 
Slater, John, Abercorn, 118; at Lin- 
lithgow, 246, 290 
Smale, Andrew, burgess, 367 
Small, Elizabeth, w. John Fawup of 
Lochhouse, 207 
„ George, in Calder, 496 
„ James, in Duntarvie, 474 
„ John, in Biggar, 352 
„ Thomas, burgess, 207 
„ William, burgess, 391, 392 
Smart, Janet, w. David Boid at Lin- 
lithgow, 365 
Smyth, Agnes, at Muiravonside, 409 
„ Bartholomew, brother of William 

Smyth in Linlithgow, 785 
„ David, alias Mure, 265 
„ George, in Biggar, 341, 342, 359 
„ James, in Biggar, 350 
„ James, in Livingston, 736 
„ James, 204 ; in Pardovan, 666 
„ James, at Wrae, 384 
„ Janet, in Biggar, 351 
„ Janet, in Kingscavil, 363 
„ Janet, w. Patrick Tailyour, 

younger, of Woodside, 632 
„ John, bailie of Biggar, 341 
„ John, burgess of Biggar, 351 
„ John, or Cowbirman, burgess of 

Biggar, 3=50 
„ John, in Dechmont, 607, 736, 
m. 838 
, „ John, in Fynnart's household, 

384. 
„ John, in Haining, 785 
„ or Wardrope, Male, in Kinneil, 

784 
„ Margaret, in Biggar, 351 
„ Michael, burgess, 424, 461, 724 
„ Patrick, brother of William 

Smyth, burgess, 636 
„ Patrick, in Whiteside, 632 
„ Robert, or Cowbirman, in Biggar, 

350 
„ Robert, m Biggar, 350, 359 
„ Robert, burgess, 501, 626, 714; 

miller, 785 
„ Robert, in Dunfermline, 537 
„ Stephen, in Linlithgow, 785, 995 
„ Thomas, in Linlithgow, 785 



Smyth, Thomas, in Linlithgow, 990 
„ Thomas, alias King, in Culter 

347 
„ Thomas, in Drumcross, 736 
„ Walter, brother of William 

Smyth in Myrehead, 964 
„ William, burgess, 629, 636, 688 ; 

in Linlithgow, 724, 751,785,799 
„ or Pottar, William, at Linlith- 
gow, 122, 123, 160 
„ William, at Al)ercorn, 154 
„ William, in Biggar, 350 
„ Willian), in Whiteside, 63-2 
„ William, in Myreheid, 964 
Snawdoune, James, burgess, 270, 329, 

389,681 
Snyp, William, in Biggar, 351 
Snype, William, in Fynnart's house- 
hold, 57, ^-j, 151, 156, 165, 168, 176 
Spade, Agnes, in Hallbarns, 474 
„ Andrew, in the Craig of Dundas, 

887, 888 
„ Gilbert, son of Thomas Spade, 

106 ; burgess, 283 
Speir, Adam, at Drumcross, 57 

„ Alexander, in Drumcross, and 

his children, 909 
,, Janet, w. John Loverans, burgess, 

290 
„ Janet, w. Robert Reule, burgess, 

950 
„ Peter (Patrick), in Drumcross, 

(i) 57,(2)909 
Spenss, Alexander, burgess, 197 
„ Margaret, daughter of John 

Spenss, 141 
„ Marion, daughter of John Spenss, 

141, 316, 322, 337 
„ John, burgess, 19, 141, 244, 316, 

337 
Spettale, John, chaplain, 36, 40 
Spottiswod, Ninian, chaplain and 

rector of Glenquhome, 178 
Stakkis, William, burgess, 326 
Stark, Robert, in Wester Balloch, 339 
Steele, James, chaplain, 359 
Steill, John, in Houston, 912 
Stele, Robert, at Callendar, 346 
Stensoun, Alexander, burgess, 120, 
233, 234, 270, 273 

„ Catherine, w. Thomas Mayne, 

327 
„ George, at Abercorn, 145 
,, James, of Heidmontschelis, 479, 

698 
,, John, chaplain, 92 
„ Mr. John, rector of Thankerton, 

344 
„ Mungo, of Heidmontscheilis, 42 
62, 63, 198 ; bailie of Linlith- 
gow, 61, 645 



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37 



Stensoun, Robert, in Biggar, 344 
„ Thomas, at Torphichen, 197 
„ William, 15 

Steven, John, mason, 866 

Stewart, Mr. Adam, at Drumquhassle, 

355 

„ Adam, of Schawton, 40 

„ Alexander, captain in Blackness, 
881 ; of Scotston, 606, 973 

,, Andrew, in Linn, 914 

„ Edward, 167; in Poldrait, 70, 
651 

„ Henry, burgess, 912 

„ James, younger, of Blackball, 
492, 581 

„ James, of Craighall, 54 

„ Lady Janet, v. Malcolm Lord 
Flemyng, 357 

„ Lady Janet, witnesses to tierce 
of: John Adem, William Bar- 
tane, Thomas Boid, David 
Browne, Robert Browne, 
William Cranstoun, Donald 
Cristisoun, John Cristisoun, 
John Cunynghame, John Ger- 
way, Nicol Gillis, William 
Gray, Thomas, Gyky, John 
Hendersoun, John Henrisoun, 
William Jaksoun, Robert 
Kemp, William Leddale, John 
Lowrye, William Penman, 
Adam Portus, William Scherar, 
James Smyth, John Stensoun, 
Patrick Thomsoun, William 
Threpland, Walter Twede, 
James Wilsoun. 

„ John, cousin of David Wrycht 
in Edinburgh Castle, 939 

„ John, of Minto, 288 

„ John, of Kilbride, 939 

„ John, his son, 939 

„ Matthew, at Livingston, 707 

„ Robert, at Foulwood, 939 

„ Mr. William, rector of Whitton, 
288 
Stirling, Agnes, w. John Hammyltoun, 
alias Lang John, 361 

„ burgess of, 230, 256 

„ John, of Glorat, 939 

„ Patrick, at Linlithgow, 53 

„ vicar of, 375 
Stobo, Margaret {alias Red), at Lin- 
lithgow, 72 

„ Marion, at Linlithgow, 71 
Stoddart, Elizabeth,w. NicholThownis, 

burgess, 426, 583, 584, 624 
Store, Adam, chaplain, 137 

„ Adam, in Muckraw, 946 
Straherne, James, and his five sons, 30 

„ Mungo, 165, 176; sherifif-ofiicer, 
617,995 



Straherne, William, 6 ; messenger, 14, 
19,49,54,177,195.212,231,294 
Straitherne, Andrew, at Ogilface, 539 
Strang, Lawrence, at Bryris, 364 
Struthirs, John, at Linlithgow, 676 
Studman, Effie, in Duntarvie, 474 
„ George, in Duntarvie, 474 
„ Henry, in Duntarvie, 474 
„ James, in Duntarvie, 474 
Suddirland, William, at Brighouse, 

502, 509, 884 
Sumcrvale, James, Lord, 369 
„ James, son of James Sumervaile 

of Humbie, 580 
„ John, burgess, 129 
„ John, in Drumcross, 57 
„ Patrick, at Bothwell, 201 
„ Walter, at Edinburgh, 145 
Swane, Robert, burgess of Stirling, 

230, 256 
Sword (Suerd, Suord), Alexander, bur- 
gess, 114, 147, 259, 260, 426, 
582, 583, 596, 608, 843 
„ John, son of Alexander Suord, 

582, 608 
„ Robert, at Linlithgow, 21 
„ Thomas, burgess, 608 
Sym, John, alias Davisoun, at Linlith- 
gow, 442 
Syme, William, in Hallglen, 486 
Simsoun, Mr. James, principal official 
of St. Andrews, in Archdeanery 
of Lothian, 36 
,, John, son of Archibald Symsoun, 

burgess, 817 
„ John, in Livingston, 951 
,, John, at Bothkennar, 435 
„ Robert, at Abercorn, 145 ; at 
Linlithgow, 275 
Symontoun, Thomas, in Templemains, 
481 
,, William, in Roberton, 348 
„ William, of Stonebyres, 156 



Tailyour, Archibald, in Hilderston, 

559 
„ Archibald, of Woodside, 588, 

632 
„ (Telyour), James, in Woodside, 

78, 462 
„ James, in Hillhous, 787 
„ James, creelman, 458 
„ Patrick (1), of Woodside, 462, 

588 ; elder, 632 
„ Patrick (2), younger, of Wood- 
side, 632 
„ Robert, son of James Tailyour in 

Woodside, 78, 462, 632 ; of 

Woodside, 562 
„ Thomas, in Stonehouse, 213 



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Tailyour, Thomas, in Stirlingshire, 91 5 

„ William, at Abercorn, 231 
Tait, William, at Pardovan, 214 

„ William, in Templemains, 481 
Talfeir, Peter, in Biggar, 350, 359 
Tempil, John, at Broughton, 657 
Tempiltoun, John, at Broughton, 428 
Tennand, Alexander, in Easter Lennox 
of Slamannanmure, 628 
„ George, of Middlequarter of 

Muiravonside, 685 
„ Helen, in Portarside, 945 
„ John, 81 ; King's servitor, 186, 
187, 206 
Tennant, Allan, in Muiravonside, 492, 
685, 801 
„ Allan, in Gillandersland, 478 
„ James, of Lennox in Caddermure, 

377 
Thankerton, rector of, 344 
Thomsoun, Agnes, w. John Duncane, 
burgess, 503 
„ Alexander, son of Andrew Thom- 
soun in Borrowstoun, 283 
„ Alexander, in Meikle Dechmont, 

„ Alexander, in Grougfoot, 909 

„ Archibald, burgess, 994 

„ Archibald, at Scotston, 84 

„ Christina, v, Thomas Scott in 

Grougfoot, 905 
„ David, burgess, 42, 122, 125, 126, 
127, 133 135, 160, 169, 4 '6, 
663 
„ Elizabeth, w. Robert Schaw in 

Kilpunt, 601 
„ Henry, son of late John Thom- 
soun, burgess, 467 
„ James, burgess, 419 
,, James, in East Kirk, 496 
,, James, of Pardovan, 338 
„ James, his natural son, 338 
„ James, in Riccarton, 688 
„ Janet, daughterof Stephen Thom- 
soun, 659 
„ John (i), elder, burgess, 132, 142, 
168, 208, 212, 229, 242, 243, 
259, 260, 278, 313, 314, 316, 
399, 424, 576, 578 
„ John (2), younger, burgess, 115, 
132, 141, 169, 244, 245, 247, 
313, 314, 316, 3-2, 337, 571, 
576, 578 ; styled elder, 429 ; 
bailie, 376 
„ John, son of (2), 313, 314, 315, 
316, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 
343, 366, 569, 596, 605, 619, 
711 ; styled younger, 413, 419, 
686 
„ John, baker, burgess, 409, 483, 
519, 579, 590, 596,611,773,815 



Thomsoun, John, in Kirkton of Bath- 
gate, 860, 877 ; in Drumcorss, 

913. 
„ John, in Grougfoot, 677 
,, John, in Tartraven, 574, 581, 956, 

988 
„ Patrick, son of John Thomsoun 

(i), 132; burgess, 244 
„ Patrick, in Mannerstoun, 534,884 
„ Peter, at Waterston, 98 
„ Philip, in Kirklands of Kirk- 

newton, 482, 484, 510, 557, 580, 

728 
,, Robert, in Bangour Mill, 860 
„ Robert, in Binny Mill, 755 
„ Robert, in Meikle Dechmont, 

589 
„ Robert, in King's Park of Lin- 
lithgow, 524, 525 ; not desig. 

704 
„ Richard, burgess of Edinburgh, 

611, 612, 613 
,, Richard, in Grougfoot, 978 
„ Stepe, in Damflatt, 948 
„ Thomas, burgess, 209, 421 ; baker 

burgess, 483, 563 
„ Thomas, at Binning, 68 
„ Thomas, sergeant, of Poldrait, 

583 
J, Thomas, in Prestonpans, 942 
„ William, in Binns, 587 
„ William, son of John Thomsoun, 

elder, burgess, 424 ; burgess,, 

659 
„ Mr. William, rectot of Dolphin- 
ton, 223 
,, William, in Grougfoot, and four 

sons, 528 
„ William, at Kinneil, 251 
„ William, of Pardovan, 587, 595, 

864, 865, 871 
„ William, in Over Tartraven, 

581 
Thorntoun, John, burgess, 242, 336 

„ Mr. John, canon of Moray, 178 
Threpland, David, of Mitchellhall, 

350 
Tiree, rector of, 207, 288 
Tod, Allan, in Carribber, 539 
„ Allan, Edinburgh, 746 
„ Elizabeth, wife of John Tod, 

burgess, 637 
„ George, in Houston, 736, 910 ; 

his sons, 910 ; at Linlithgow, 

660 
„ James, at Poldrait, 583 
„ Janet, w. Robert Barbour, at 

Linlithgow, 188 
„ John, at Dechmont, 736 ; his 

sons, 736, 737 
„ Patrick, in Starlaw, 711 



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39 



Toddoch (Teddoch), John, burgess (i), 

142, 212; (2), 440, 442, 568, 

569; smith, 550, 552 
„ Thomas, burgess, 393, 394, 440, 

442, 549 ; smith, 465 
„ William, burgess, 172, 281, 329, 

569, 765 
loddrick, Elizabeth, w. John Thom- 

soun, baker, 619 
„ John, burgess, 284 
„ Robert, burgess, 25, 132, 142, 

179, 212, 652 
Torphichen, James, Lord St. John, 

preceptor of, 371, 372 
,, William KnoUis, Lord St. John, 

preceptor of, 197 
„ Sir Walter Lyndesay, Lord St. 

John, preceptor of 255 
Touch, Henry, in Linlithgow, 543, 631, 

885, 994 
,, John, at Bearcroft, 15 
Touris, Robert, burgess, 427 
„ William, countryman, 756 
„ William, carpenter, 633, 935 
Townis, George, burgess, 317, 367, 

382, 543, 712, 835, 839, 886, 

962, 972 ; sergeant, 323, 503, 

544, 546, 549, 550, 605, 624, 

631,641,761, 867,993 
„ Henry, in Linlithgow, 582 
,, Nicol, notary public, 370, 381, 

384, 562, 571, 575, 590, 604, 

610, 692, 835, 886, 939 ; bailiff 
for Hospital of St. Germans, 
398, 439, 440, 568, 569, 576, 

611, 614; burgess, 407, 426, 

459, 543, 544, 5^3, 5^4, 598, 
620, 624, 674, 676, 686, 698, 
716 ; bailiff for Torphichen, 
550 ; sheriff clerk, 907 ; sheriff 
and town clerk, 582, 692, 717, 
779, 803 

„ Robert, chaplain, 115, 151, 170, 

214, 219, 238, 239, 244 278, 

284, 323, 326, 363, 367, 376, 

381, 384, 462, 473, 529, 541, 

548, 569, 570, 600, 686, 723, 

766, 808, 827, 829, 830, 835, 

839, 863, 864, 880, 907, 962, 972, 

982; undesignated, 449, 457, 

460, 465, 466, 467, 471, 546, 
726, 772, 801 

,, Robert, burgess, 35, 36 ; sheriff 
clerk, 40 

„ Robert, burgess, 693, 697, 709 
Tradgals, Walter, at Woodside, 78 
Trail, James, of Blebo, 267 
Trollap, Richard, sheriff depute of 

EdinlDurgh, 400 
Troup, Thomas, burgess of Edinburgh, 

649 



Troup, Thomas, in Linlithgow, 1 58, 2 1 5 

Turffis, John, burgess, 212 

TurnbuU (Trumbill), Robert, at Lin- 
lithgow, 220 

Tyndale, Cuthbert, in East Torbane, 
846 
„ Peter, his son, 846 

Veich, Adam, in Biggar, 350 

„ Gilbert, at Brochtoun, Peebles, 
354 

Ure, Patrick, gardener, Linlithgow, 

498, 532 ; burgess, 911, 913 
Urde, George, at Polkemmet, 182 
Urquhard, William, at Linlithgow, 

343 
Ury, John, chaplain and notary, 939 
Urye, John, in Linlithgow, 877 
Uthoun (Hutton), James, in Ochiltree, 
873, 984 
„ Robert, in Ochiltree, 873 
„ Margaret, in Ochiltree, 931 

Walkar, Andrew, burgess, 208 

„ Archibald, in West Craig of 

Ogilface, 946 
,, Helen, wife of Thomas Hill in 

Auldcathie, 560 
„ James, shoemaker, burgess, 278, 

859, 940, 996 
,, John, in Bedlormie, burgess, 133, 

133 {note) 
,, John, son of Patrick W\'ilkar in 

Bedlormie, 514, 861, 864 
,, John, at Binns, 2 
,, John, in Gartmore, 818 
„ Patrick, in Bedlormie, 133, 133 

{note\ 477,498, 511 ,514, 703, 

704, 861,864,872,937 
„ Patrick, his son, 703, 704 
,, Robert, son of Patrick Walkar 

in Bedlormie, 703, 704 
„ Robert, in Kilpunt, 973 
„ Robert, in Overhillhouse, 470, 

477, 514, 573 
Wallace, George, in West Whitburn, 

735 . 
„ George, m Tranent, 942 
„ Janet, w. Robert Gray, 526, 533 ; 

in Poldrait, 582 
„ John, commissary clerk of Stir- 
ling, 769 
Walter, William, at Lmlithgow, 343 
Wardaile, John, at Dechmont, 980 
Wardall, Andrew, at Bathgate, 506 
Warden, Adam, in Drumcross, 57 
„ Adam, in Gillandersland, 875 
„ Adam, in Gilmeadowland, 632 
„ James, in Easter Jaw, 573, 574, 

956 
„ John, i« Drumcross, 988 



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Index Nominum 



Warden, Robert, in Drumcorss, 909, 

913 ; not des., 990 
Wardlaw, Elizabeth, vv. David Mailvile, 
17 
„ Henry, writer, 996 
„ John, notary, his son, 996 
„ Nicol, at Culter, 347 
Wardrop, James, at Linlithgow, 96, 
98, 240 
„ Robert, at Linlithgow, 452 
Wass, Henry, at Neuk, 478 

„ James, burgess, 461, 489, 759, 

'' 760,811,853 
„ James, his son, 759, 760, 81 1, 853 
„ Robert, another son, 489 
„ Stephen, burgess, 20, 236, 408, 
649 
Watsoun, John, at Quarrell, 118 
„ Nicol, in Dalkeith, 19 
„ Richard, in Brochtoun, 325 
Watt, Adam, at Brighouse, 428, 502, 
509, 553, 667, 780, 828, 831, 
834 
„ Adam, at Brochtoun, 657 
„ Alexander, younger, in West 

Kerse, 754 
„ Andrew, son of William Watt in 

West Kerse, 821 
„ Patrick, at Linlithgow, 235 
,, Thomas, burgess, 714 
„ William, at Carribber, 861 
„ William, in West Kerse, 821 ; in 
Abbotsgrange, 870 
Wauch, Allan, burgess, 685, 704 
„ James, burgess, 93, 94, 174, 227, 
393, 596, 920 
Wauchup, Gilbert, of Niddrie- 

Marschell, 157 
Wawane, Alexander, burgess, 291, 293, 

835 
„ Alison, w. Robert Gray, 74 
„ Elizabeth, w. William Estoun, 

burgess, 610, 672 
„ Henry, chaplain, 197, 317 
„ James, natural son of John 

Wawane (i), 292 
„ John (i), burgess, 24, 25, 32, 44, 

III, 131, 141, 148, 149, 161, 

170, 276, 277, 291, 292, 293, 

384 
„ John (2}, burgess, his son, 291, 

293, 476, 835 
„ Katherine, w. Robert Gardinar, 

^44 . . 

„ Robert, at Linlithgow, 291 ; in 

Falkirk, 430 
„ Robert, son of William Wawane, 

353 
„ William, burgess, 139, 353 
Weddale, Adam, burgess, 184, 185, 
297 



Weddale, George, of Balquhatston, 

487, 732, 783, 800 
„ James, his son, 783 
Weir (Wir, Wyr, Wyir), Duncan, in 

Stonyburn, 717 
„ George, chaplain and notary 

public, 358 
,, Isabella, w. of William Harnmyl- 

toun in Gilston, 49 
„ James, chaplain, 350 
„ John, in Linlithgow, 421, 530, 

673, 843 
„ Mungo, in Gilgerlo, 92 ; in Pol- 

mukishead, 156 
„ Rankin, in Edinburgh, 820 
„ Thomas, at Linlithgow, 143 
„ William, of Stonebyies, 156 
Wellis, John of the, alias Smyth, in 

Biggar, 341, 342, 349, 359, 360 
Weiss, Patrick, in Crosswood, 463, 

479 

„ Robert, in Biggai, 344 
Wemiss, James, at Edinburgh, 368 

„ Patrick, of Pittincrieflf, 158 
Werkman, Walter, in Meikle Ochil- 
tree, 986 
Wernok, Henry, burgess, 155, 227, 
228 

„ Henry, in Eastcraig, 468,^469, 
487, 732 

,, Thomas, at Linlithgow, 404 
West, David, son of James West in 
Wester Binning, 311 

,, Bega, daughter of ,311 

Weston, John, at Lochtyloch, 194 

„ Thomas, burgess of Edinburgh, 
620 

„ William, in Eastcraig, 468, 469, 
487, 732 
Westwood, Matthew, in Aberdour, 537 
Wethirspoune, Alexander, servant of 
Brighouse, 516, 545, 615, 667, 
692, 844, 862, 884, 889, 901, 
921 

„ Archibald, vicar of Carriden, 312 

„ Barbara, Lady Bathgate, 830 

„ James, eldest son of Robert 
Wethirspoune of Brighous, 371, 
372, 374, 432, 433 ; of Brig- 
hous, 380, 502, 509, 516, 545, 
553, 555, 561, 563, 616, 631, 
667, 682, 687, 721, 780, 810, 
828, 831, 832, 844, 862, 871, 
884, 889, 899, 901, 921 ; pro- 
vost, 408, 412, 426, 692, 705, 
976 

„ James, his son, 901 

„ James, natural son of William 
Wethirspoune, 371, 372 

„ or Barrone, James, servant of 
Brighouse, 667, 828, 844 



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41 



Wethirspoune, Janet, daughter of 
James Wethirspune of Brig- 
house, 83? 

„ John, 374, 380, 426 ; servant of 
Brighouse, 509, 516, 545, 615, 
780, 828, 884, 890, 901 

„ Marjory, w. Robert Hammyltoun 
of Ecclesmachan, 379 

„ Robert, burgess of Linlithqw, 18, 
72, 79, 86, 87, 89, 90,91, 114, 
115, 148, 169, 183, 248, 255, 
282, 290, 295, 296, 297, 569, 
653; baihe, 129, 133, 141, 142, 
147, 171, 181 ; bailiff for 
Priory of St. Andrews, 131, 
215, 264 ; provost, 312, 325, 
361, 366, 367, 371 ; of Brig- 
house, 371, 372, 373, 379, 428, 
432, 502, 555, 616, 657, 667, 
687, 721, 831, 844, 862, 884 

,, Robert, second son of Robert 
Wethirspoune of Brighouse, 
371, 374 ; brother of James 
Wethirspoune, 432 ; rector of 
Kincardin O'Neil, 408, 412, 
432, 553, 56r,!6i 5, 616, 667, 668, 
682, 721, 828, 845, 890, 899 

„ William, burgess, 149, 371, 372, 
384 ; bailie, 212 

„ William, burgess of Edinburgh, 
48 
White, Alexander, 758 ; in Gilston, 

754, 941 

„• James, in Portarside, 877, 945 

,, James, in Preston, 46 

„ James, in Polmont, 941 

„ Janet, w. Alexander Speir in 
Drumcross, 909 

„ John, at Castlecary, 626 

„ John, cutler, 758 

„ John, in Preston, 45 ; at Linlith- 
gow, 50 

„ John, in Whitburn Mill, 924 ; his 
sister, 924 

„ Katherine, w. Robert Davisoun, 
45, 46, 47 

„ Marion, v. John Moichrie, elder, 
187 

„ Michael, in Portarside, 909, 936, 

945 
„ Thomas, in Gilston, 754 
„ William, miller in Holemill, 570, 

619 
„ William, at Dumbarton, 368 
„ William, at Linlithgow, 50 
„ William, in Ochiltree, 723, 747 
Whitehead, Agnes, w. James Ham- 
myltoun of Wilcoxholm, 524, 
764 
„ Elizabeth, w. William Bertilm.o, 
elder, of Cauldcoats, 602 



Whitehead, George, 426 ; fear of Park, 
610, 816, 856, 858, 867, 893 

„ Philip, 151, 225, 384, 426, 546; 
King's factor, 223 ; sherifF,6i7; 
of Park of Kingscavill, 464, 
485, 528, 576, 610, 635, 643, 
666, 703, 704, 712, 716, 717, 
738, 781, 812, 816, 841, 856, 
858, 864, 867, 893, 933 
Whitehill, Andrew, ahas Losoun, in 
Linlithgow, 158, 402, 649 

„ Andrew, in Linlithgow, 209, 283 

„ - George, in Bonnytoun, 995 
Whiterig, John, in Riccarton, 803 

„ Thomas, in Riccarton, 803 

„ William, burgess, 650 
Whithorn, Henry, bishop of, 8r 
Whitton, Elizabeth, V. John Mongall, 21 

„ rector of, 283 
William, Henry, at Callendar, 346 

„ John, of Middle Crosswood, 480 
Wilsoun, Agnes, daughter of Archibald 
Wilsoun, 424 

,, Andrew, canon of the Monastery 
of St. Columba, 266 

„ Andrew, at Bearcrofts, 415 

„ Archibald, burgess, 404, 406, 414, 
424, 465, 466, 467, 547, 569, 
600, 681, 724, 824, 993 

„ Archibald, at Scotston, 84, 118 

„ David, at Linlithgow, 114; at 
Carriden, 157, 164, 250 

„ David, son of John Wilsoun in 
Borrowstoun, 549 

„ Edvv^ard, burgess, 115, 116, 169, 
230, 290, 298, 312, 372, 399, 
423, 449, 533, 590, 647, 650, 
694, 701, 748 

„ Elizabeth, his daughter, 590, 591 

„ George, son of William Wilsoun, 
burgess, 590, 591, 604, 693, 701, 
704, 798 

„ James, at Abercorn, 231 ; at 
Carriden, 250 ; burgess, 696 

„ Janet, w. Gilbert Dik in Kings- 
cavil, 501, 524, 525 

„ John, canon of Holyrood, 203 

„ John, at Abercorn, 154; at 
Carriden, 157 ; at Bormie, 
423 ; at Watterston, 98 

„ John, leathermaker, 718, 851 ; in 
Linlithgow, 989 

„ John, of Wester Scotston, 84, 85, 
118,364,681 ; in W. S., 475 

„ Luke, burgess of Biggar, 348, 
350, 359 ; bailie, 349 

„ Luke, burgess of Edinburgh, 358, 
360, 916 ; his son, 916 

„ Margaret, daughter of Robert 
Wilsoun of Wester Scotston, 
535, 833 



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Index Nominum 



Wilsoun, Patrick, burgess of Linlithqw, 
109, no, 744 ; at Bonhard, 
164 . 
„ Peter, in Borrowstoun, 961 
„ Robert, servant of Lady Eglin- 

toun, 947 
,, Robert, of Leith, 625 
„ Robert, in Muirhouse, 978 
„ Robert, 84, 364, 681 ; of Wester 
Scotston, 501, 535, 587, 595. 
606,838,851 
„ Thomas, at Bonhard, 157, 195-, 

231, 250 
„ Thomas, in Auldcathie, 907 
„ William, burgess, 36, 44, 106, 
136, 189, 192, 219, 256, 284, 
290, 361, 367, 377, 416, 439, 
569, 590, 693, 704, 798 
„ William, in Kingsfield, 364, 528, 
858 
Wilyemsoun, George, in East Ban- 
taskine, 4 
„ Henry, at Linlithgow, 136' 
„ Thomas, at Linlithgow, 218 
Winyet, Ninian, chaplain and notary 

public, 391, 746, 957 
Wirdde, Robert, at Bonhard, 788 
Wischart, John, H.M. Controller, 751 
Wod, Andrew, chaplain, 340 
„ Andrew, burgess, 337 
„ David, burgess, 337 
„ John, at Thankarton, 358 
„ Thomas, at Abercorn, 154 
Wodman, Andrew, chaplain, 295, 312 
Wolff, Andrew, burgess, 171 

„ Katherine, in Linlithgow, 219, 

256 
„ Robert, chaplain, 1 15 
Wreith, John, in Riccarton, 640 

„ Patrick, alias Charlie, in Kings- 
cavil, 859, 968 
„ Patrick, his son, 968 
Wricht, Alexander, at Linlithgow, 62 
- „ David, in Edinburgh Castle, 939 
„ George, burgess, 93, 94, 219, 385 
„ Katherine, w. James Fawup in 

Kingscavill, 363 
,, John, chaplain and curate of 

Kinneil, 105, 203 
„ John, servant of Lady Riccarton, 

„ Robert, son of George Wreicht, 
burgess, 385 



Wynrem, Mr. Robert, in Ratho, 583 
Wyss, Alexander, in Falkirk, 430 
Wyiss, John, at Callendar, 346 

„ William, in Linlithgow, 589, 802, 
891 

Yett, Robert, in Drumcross, 943 

„ William, at Binning, 948 
Yettis, Finlay, in Prestoun, 996 
Young, Agnes, w. Patrick Glen, 
burgess, 451, 465 
„ Alexander, notary public, 65, 69, 

^45 
„ Andre\v, in Biggar, 349 
„ Andrew, at Binning, 302 
„ Christina, v. Anselm Foulis, 

burgess, 1 17 
,, David, of Somerhouses, 539, 567, 

787, 837, 852, 861, 864, 865, 

872 
„ Elizabeth, v. Patrick Hill in 

Auldcaithie, 560 
„ George, burgess, 449, 727, 810 
„ James, at Bathgate, 194 
„ James, in Duddingston, 474 
,, James, baker, Edinburgh, 865 
„ James, in Linlithgow, 345 
„ John, in Auldcathie, 813, 907 
„ John, 3 ; burgess, 12, 30, 64, 84, 

113, 158, 226 
„ John, in Lasswade, 19 
„ John, in Williamcraigs, 760 
,, Martin, son of John Young in^ 

Lochhurd, 463, 479 
„ Michael, walker, 765 
„ Ninian, in Upcraigie, 779 
„ Norman, burgess, 291 
„ Mr. Patrick, burgess, 181 
„ Patrick, in Killiecanty, 51 1, 539, 

86r, 864, 865, 872 
„ Patrick, at Dechmont, 95 i 
•,, Richard, in Linlithgow, 370, 662 

672 
,, Robert, burgess, 129, 141, 179, 

284, 298, 323, 383, 393, 394, 

549, 723, 775, 778 
,, Robert, in Edinburgh, 942 
,, Mr. Thomas, at Struthirs Castle, 

364 
„ Thomas, in Linlithgow, 655 
„ William, 30, 45, 84 ; burgess, 

113, 117, 149, 189, 190, 200, 

284, 323 



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Index Locorum 



Abbotisgrang, tenants in, 401, 402, 
403, 404, 405, 821, 822, 823, 870, 

915 

Abbotskerss, Ijarony of, 609, 934 
Abercorne (Abircorne), barony of, 

23, 82, 85, 97, 145, 154, 223, 

231, 294, 364, 415, 474, 587, 

595,606, T^^, 842, 918,983 
,, castle of, 893 

„ church lands of, 475, 585, 586 
„ Hallbarns of, lands of, 474 ; 

tenants in, 474, 797, 863 
„ kirk houses of, tenants in, 842, 

981 
., Lone Dubbis in, 842 
,. Mains of, 464, 781 ; tenant in, 

738 
„ mill and mill lands, 145, 154, 223, 

231, 294, 464, 489 ; tenant in, 

969 
,, Nether Mill of, 781 ; tenant in, 

712, 716, 717, 860,893,969 
„ Newton of, tenant in, 812, 932 
„ parish of, 640 
,, proprietor of, 617, 618, 863 
„ tenants in, 474, 595, 806, 842 
Aberdeen, Auld, indweller in, 503, 504, 

505 
„ bishop of, 81, 182, 207, 288, 667, 

668 
„ New College of, 576 
„ town and customs of, 380 
Abirdoure, indweller in, 537 
Aichling (Eichleing, Heichleing, Ech- 
line), tenants in, 600, 68 r, 764 
Airth, proprietor of, 786, 790, 791 
„ Halls of, proprietor of, 739, 740, 
762,769, 771,821,822,823 
Akinheid (Akynheid), tenant in, 16, 

164, 186, 187, 195, 198, 652 
Aldarstoun (Aldirstoun) in Cadder- 

mure, tenant in, 703, 864, 872 
Alloway, indweller in, 464, 738 
Androisyardis, lands of, 862, 901, 921 
Anthirmoney (Anthirmoney, Auchir- 
mony, Antermoney), barony 
of, 357, 368, 903 
„ Mill of, 357, 368 
,, tenant in, 903 
Archbissat, barony of, 495, 567, 852 



Auchyncloyth (Auchencloicht), lands 

of, 81 
Auchynflak (Auchinlek), proprietors 

of, 40, 431 
Auchynkill, lands of, 357, 368 
Auchynstaure, lands of, 368 
Auchynwoll, lands of, 357, 368 
Auld Kaithie (Auldcathie, Aid Kathie), 
lands of, 560 

„ tenants in, 609, 640, 813, 907 
Auldstoun, lands of, 352 

„ proprietor of, 352 
Aultoun and Merkege, lands of, 166 
Awendaile, lands of, 81 

„ barony of, 81, 99, 119 
Ayr, sheriffdom of, 182 

Bad, lands of, 357 

Badkow (Bedcow), lands of, 357, 368 

Badlormie (Badlormy, Bawdorme, 

Bedlormie), proprietors of, 

498, 692 
„ tenants in, 477, 511, 512, 513, 

514, 703, 704, 861, 864, 872, 

937 
Bailsyde (Belsyde, Linlithgow), tenant 

in, 959, 965, 967, 969, 979 
Bakbe (Bakke, Bagbie), lands of 348 

„ proprietors of, 62, 63, 344, 348 
Baldirstoun, tenants in, 392, 483, 534, 

541, 659, 662, 663, 664, 665, 765 
Balknok (Banknock), lands of, 357 
Ballinton, proprietor of, 107 
Ballauch (Ballaycht,) proprietor of,6j 7, 

618, 790, 850 
Balloch, Wester, indweller, 339 
Balsyd (Dumbartonshire), lands of, 

357, 368 
Banchore Devenic, vicar of, 288 
Bancloycht (Bencloich), proprietor of, 

21 
Bangoir Myln, tenant in, 860 
Bangour, Easter, lands of, 400, 675 

„ Wester, tenant in, 943 
Bangourlaw (The Law), lands of, 400 

„ proprietor of, 400 

„ tenants in, 400, 366, 680 
Banhard (Ballinhard, Bonhard), house 
of, 493 

„ lands of, 157, 164, i95, 196, 652 



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Index Locorum 



Banhard (Ballinhard, Bonhard), Mains 
of, 195 
„ proprietors of, 195, 376, 384, 421, 
493, 604, 652, 699, 744, 759, 
788 
., tenant in, 747 
Bankeir and Mill, 357 
Bankheid, tenants in, 458, 462, 468, 
469, 477, 478, 487, 491, 492, 499, 
500, 521, 522, 523, 562, 573, 574, 
588, 621, 622, 632, 732, 743, 861, 
872, 9S6 
Banks, North and South (Barony of 

Abercorn), lands of, 231, 294 
Bar, lands of, 357, 368 
Barnbougall, barony of, 713 
Barrestoun (Borrestoiin, liorrowstoun), 
lands at, 991 
„ tenants in, 283, 549, 628, 748, 
873,904,961, 99' 
Baythcat (Bathcat, Bathgate), barony 

of, 194, 498, 535, 566, 848 
, „ church of, 506, 891, 953 
„ lordship of, 81 
„ parish of, 498, 535 
,, proprietors of, 509, 683 
„ tenants in, 827, 830 
„ town of, 506, 624, 829 
„ tutor of, 827, 829, 830 • 
„ vicarage of, 506 
„ Kirktoune of (Kirkton), tenant 
in, 860, 877 
Bawbaithlo (Bavvbauchloch, Bar- 
bauchlaw), indweller, 763 
„ miller of, 470 
Bawbardie (liawbordie, Balbardie), 
Lane-end, 498 
„ Ovirtoun, or Castelhill, of, 937 
Bawcastell (Balcastle), tenant in, 783, 

787 
Bawdorem-Stewart, tenants in, 414 
Bawhormy (Bahormy, Borniy, Baw- 
hormie, Bormie), barony of, 

31,423 
„ lands of, 22, 51, 423 
„ proprietor of, 464, 485, 586, 704, 

781,812,813,814,893 
„ steading of, 712 
„ tenants in, 712, 722, 753 
Bawmechell in Slamannan Mure (Bal- 
mitchell), proprietor of, 922 
„ tenants in, 573, 574, 592, 593, 
695, 734, 783, 861, 898, 922, 
956 
Bawinelyart, lands of, 495 
Bawquhatstane, proprietors of, 487, 

495, 732, 783, 800 
Bawsarge, Mill of, 368 
Becraggis, lands of, 803, 81 1 

,, tenants in, 803, 811 
Beinstoun, proprietor of, 146 



Beircroftis, proprietors of, 6, 7, 13, 15, 

415 

„ tenant in, 476 
Bellochy, lands of, 67 

„ proprietor of, 66 
Bellavv, proprietor of, 207 
Berwick, sheriffdom of, i 50 
Biggar, barony of, 342, 352 

„ burgesses of, 341, 342, 344, 348, 
349, 350, 35', 352, 359, 3^© 

„ Burghmuir, 341, 349, 356 

,, College Church of, 344 

„ curate of, 342 

„ kirklands, 341 

,, lands in town of, 359, 360 
Birkenschaw, lands of, 470, 511, 512, 

513,731 
,, proprietor of, 514, 861 
„ tenants in, 470, 498, 511, 512, 

513, 731,864 
Blakburne, Meikle, tenants in, 711, 

953 
Blakcragc, tenants in, 400, 566, 607, 

675 
„ Nether, lands in, 607 
Blackball, proprietor of, 492, 581 
Blackness (Blakness), castle of, 82, 
475, 702, 958 
„ captain of castle of, 223. 702, 

881 
„ proprietors of, 23, 628 
„ tenants in, 96, 475, 708, 933 
„ town and lands of, 275 , 

Blairmukhoile, lands of, 201 
Blairmukis, lands of, 201 
Boghall or Lochtullo (near Bathgate), 
villa of, 194 
„ (Biggar), 360 
„ proprietor of, 354 
Bogheid of Baythcat (Boghead), 

tenant in, 786 
Bogo, proprietor of, 567, 852 
Bogsyde (Boghall, Linlithgow), lands 
of, 32, 33, 764 
„ proprietor of, 764 
J, tenants in, 764, 858, 971 
„ (Bogside, Ayrshire), tenant n, 
312 
Bogtoun, lands of, 346 
Boithweil (Boithwile, Boithwell), 
barony of, 201, 202 
„ College Church of, 99 
„ moor and forest of, 202 
„ proprietor of, 30 
Boithwelhaucht, proprietor of, 694 
Boithwelschellis, lands of, 30 
Bonitoun (Bonnytoun, Linlithgow), 
lands in, 3, 9, 32, 33, 104, 276, 
411, 418, 422, 452, 471, 473, 
517,630, 741, 750,789 
„ Lonyng of, 3 



Index Locorum 



45 



Bonitoun (Bonnytoun, Linlithgow), 
tenants in, 2, 3, 452,471, 473) 
709, 750, 897, 927, 928, 929) 
960, 995 
„ territory of, 3, 9, 473, 709, 927, 
928, 929 
Bonitounsyde (Bonyntounsyd), lands 

at, 422, 471 
Bonsyd, lands of, 423 
Bordland, tenant in, 666 
Bothkennar (Burgkennar, Burhkennar, 
Borkennar), lands at, 435, 
437, 438, 459, 683 
„ tenant in, 768 
„ vicar of, 639 
Bovvhouss, tenants in, 409, 789, 875 
Bowne, barony of, 1 50 
Bracanrig, North, tenants in, 894, 

895 
Braidlavv (Bradlaw, Broadlavv), lands 
of, 508, 670 
„ proprietor of, 10, 65, 367, 397, 
410, 485, 508, 532, 624, 669, 
670, 671, 678, 698, 730, 883, 
910, 944,996 
„ tenants in, 878, 882, 910 
Braidschaw, proprietor of, 400, 861 
Brecheing (Brechin), proprietor of, 

206 
I^reich, lands of, 707 

„ tenant in, 707, 838 
Breme (Brume, Carluke), lands of, 81 
Briggis, proprietor of, 92, 104, 490, 
564, 587, 595) 678, 716, 786, 
793, 794, 838 
„ tenant in, 121, 143, 151, 194, 221, 
222, 651 
Brighous, lands of, 545, 555, 55^ 
„ proprietors of, 371, 372, 374, 379, 
380, 428, 432, 433, 502, 509, 
5'6, 545, 553, 554, 555, 55^, 
561, 563, 569, 615, 616, 657, 
667, 668, 682, 687, 721, 780, 
810, 831, 832, 844, 845, 862, 
871, 884, 889, 890, 899, 901, 
921 
Brownecassell, proprietor of, 488, 490 
Brownhill, proprietor of, 182 
Brownelawis (Abercorn parish), lands 
of, 474, 640, 918 
„ proprietor of, 918 
„ tenant in, 918, 983 
„ Cragtoun in, tenants in, 640, 983 
Broychtoun (Brochtoun), barony of, 
428 
„ regalitv of, 6, 299, 408, 430, 432, 

657, 757 . . 
„ regality, bailie of, 408 
„ regality, office of, 657 
„ tenant in, 325 
Burnehouss, indweller, 675 



Bynis (Bynnis), lands of, 2, 475 
„ tenants in, 118, 299, 364, 587 
„ valuation of teind sheaves of, 

587 
Bynne, proprietor of, 58, 60, 65, 68, 69 
„ vicar of, 678 
„ vicarage of, 678 
„ (Bynnyng, Binny), Easter' Binny, 

lands of, 58, 59, 65, 68, 69, 302 
„ proprietor of, 302, 340 
„ tenant in, 527, 802 
„ Binny Mill, tenants in, 755, 784, 

882, 995 
„ Binny Mill, Dam-flatat, tenant in, 

948 
„ Middle Binny. See Braidlaw. 
„ Wester Binny, proprietor of, 340, 

753, 786, 977 
„ Wester Binny, tenant in, 311 
Byris, proprietor of, 2,97, 154, 176, 364 

Caldercleir, vicar of, 375 
Caldor (Caudor, Cauldar, Cauder), 
barony of, 400, 441, 463, 479, 
481,607,675 
„ place of, 496 

„ proprietors of, 400, 441, 463, 479, 
480, 481, 496, 497, 532, 618, 
624, 675 
„ tenants in, 496, 874 
„ Cauder Mains, tenant in, 496 
„ East Kirk of, tenant in, 496 
Callender, barony of, 346, 840 
Cambusdrain (Cambusdrennie), lands 

of, 357 
Canmok (Cammok), proprietor of, 194 

„ tenant in, 194 
Canteiscragis, lands of, 795 

„ tenants in, 795, 819, 902 
Carfyne, proprietor of, 62, 63 
Carmelite Friars, Linlithgow, lands of, 
34,253,372,533, 553, 554, 561, 
590, 591, 752, 810, 828 
„ place of, 253, 509, 563, 810 
„ prior of, 561, 563, 752 
Carmichaell, proprietor of, 53 
Carmouris, bewest Falkirk, tenant in, 

469 
Carnwath, barony of, 369 
Carribber, lands of, 214, 286, 287 
„ proprietors of, 1 13, 214, 286, 287, 
470, 477, 511, 512, 513, 514, 
539, 563, 573, 703, 704, 705, 
731, 749,810, 861,864,871 
„ tenant in, 902 
Carreddin (Carriddin), barony of, 146, 
157, 164, 195, 250, 410, 602, 

613,643 
„ curate of, 157 
„ tenants in, 410, 411, 606, 873 
„ minister of, 820, 834 



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Index Locorum 



Carreddin, (Carriddin), vicar of, 312, 
353» 543, 759, 885, 994 
„ vicarage of, 759 
Castlecary, proprietors of, 10, 11, 50, 
303, 423, 624, 626, 627, 660 
„ tenant in, 363 
Castelranky, lands of, 357 

„ proprietor of, 360 
Cauldcottis, lands of, 602, 603, 635, 643 
„ proprietors of, 398, 528, 576, 577, 
578, 602, 603, 635, 643, 712, 
886, 893, 906, 933 
Cauldlaw (Cathlaw), proprietor of, 454 
„ tenant in, 487, 488, 732, 743, 827, 
830, 891 
Chalmerlains, proprietor of, 342, 350, 

360 
Chapel of Blessed Virgin Mary, Lin- 
lithgow, 10, II, 43, 109, 626, 627, 
629, 744 
Chapeltoun, lands of, 357, 368 

„ tenant in, 355 
Choislie, proprietor of, 146 
Clarkstoun (Clerkstoun), indvvellers, 
902,934,941 
„ Burn Brae of, indwellers, 609, 

934 
Claypottis, tenant in, 506 
Clerkintoun, proprietor of, 818 
Cleuch, lands of, 369 
Cloksorrow Mill, Linlithgow, 629, 714 
Coddilstanes (Logie-Coldstone), rector 

of, 397, 476, 669, 670, 671 
Cokkishill of Morwinsyde, tenants in, 

409, 521, 522, 523, 562,634 
Coldounhill (Cowdenhill), lands of, 

357 
Colinton, rector of, 384 
Colmeslie (Colmislie), proprietor of, 

425, 857 
„ tenant in, 425 

Colquhallane, lands of, 81 

Compdurat (Condorrat), lands of, 357, 
368 

Comskeicht (Cambuskeith), proprietor 
of, 61, 62, 63 

Comstoun (Coomstoun, Gompstoun, 
Compston), proprietor of, 62 
„ steading of, 826 
„ tenants in, 636, 826, 875 

Convanny (Connany), lands of, 67 

Corhous, proprietor of, 104 

Cormestoun, bailie of, 480 

Corsbe, proprietor of, 150 

Corsflat, Corsflatis (Clarendon, Lin- 
lithgow), lands of, 2, 509 

Corskapill (Corscaplie), proprietor of, 
617, 618 

Corswoid Burne, lands of, 479 
„ tenant in, 479, 480 
„ Hill, lands of, 479 



Corswodis, lands of, 463 
„ tenant in, 463 

„ Middle Crosswood, lands of, 480 
Cosland (Cousland), tenant in, 855 
Coistoun, Costoun, Quhoistoun, Quois- 
toun (Couston), proprietor of, 
377, 399, 454, 468, 469, 487, 
488, 743, 815, 847, 848, 849, 
b9i 
,, tenant in, 623 
Coittis, Cottis, porprietor of, 598 

„ tenant in, 281 
Cowhill, proprietor of, 576, 577, 578 

„ tenant in, 807, 950 
Crage Estir, tenant in, 606 
Crage End, indweller, 783 
Cragefynne (near Bathgate), weaver 

in, 913 
Cragehall, proprietor of, 54 
Cragge (Craggy, Cragye), vicar of, 
145, 164 

„ proprietor of, 182 
Craghopburn, proprietor of, 348 
Cragingall, lands of, 861 

„ tenant in, 535 
Craigrossie, barony of, 696 

„ proprietors of, 696 
Cramdeicht, proprietor of, 178 
Craufurdjohne, barony of, 81, 92 

„ proprietors of, 384, 410, 415,43', 
474, 475, 476, 493, 497, 585, 
595, 748, 793 
Crawmont (Cramond), tenant of, 194 
Croftlandheid, tenant in, 623 
Cronarland (Crownerland), tenants in, 

634, 789, 923 
Crukburne, lands of, 119 
Crufhill (Cruhill, Crawhill), lands of, 

593, 594 

„ tenant in, 468, 469, 593, 594, 743 
Culicante (Killicanty), tenant in, 511, 

512, 513, 539,872 
Culter, barony of, 347 

„ lands of, 356 

„ mill of, 356 

„ rector of, 682, 692 

„ town and territory of, 356 
Cummernald (Cummernauld), 339 

„ forest of, 357 

„ parkhead of, 357 
Curelawis, lands of, 858 
Cuthbartsoun, lands of, 357, 368 

Dagate (Dalgety), parish of, 892 
Dalmahoy, proprietor of, 431, 582, 583, 

608 
Dairy, rector of, 345 
Dawkeitht, indweller in, 19 
Dawquharne (Dalwhairn), lands of, 

567 
„ tenant in, 567 



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47 



Dawserff, proprietor of, 679 

Deddrik, indweller in, 735 

Dedistoun (Duddingston), vicar of, 

149 
Deichmont, Mekill, lands of, 995 

„ tenants in, 589, 607, 711, 736, 
737, 755, 784, 878, 95 ^ 980, 
986, 995 
Deip (Dieppe), burgess of, 620, 625 
Demane (Dalrneny), kirklands of, 713 

„ proprietor of, 606 

„ tenants in, 606, 713 
Denis (Deans), lands of, 194 

„ proprietor of, 838 
Dersy, proprietor of, 206, 213, 264 
Dewishills, lands of, 201 
Deynne (Denny), proprietor of, 586 
Diddistoune (Duddingston, Linlith- 
gow), town of, 474 
Doffyntoun, rector of, 223 
Donypace (Donipace, Donypasche), 

proprietors of, 66, 281, 362, 383, 715 
Doupis, lands of, 357 
Dreghorne, vicar of, 312 
Drippis, lands of, 357 
Drumcorss (Drumcroce, Drumcorss or 
Wray), lands of, 57, 384, 535 

,, tenants in, 506, 535, 566, 711, 
736, 833, 860, 877, 909, 913, 
.943, 988 
Drumgibbone, lands of, 357, 368 
Drunilanark, proprietor of, 81 
Drumquhassil, lands of, 355 

„ proprietor of, 355, 766 
Drumry, chaplain of, 37, 38 
Drydane, proprietor of, 607 
Dullatour, lands of, 357, 368 
Dumbarton, sheriffdom of, 368 
Dumdivane, lands of, 182 
Dundass, proprietors of, 167, 481 

„ Crage of, tenant in, 887, 888 
Dunfermline, indweller in, 537 
Dunkeld, Grammar School of, 957 

„ bishop of, 656 
Dunsyre, barony of, 352 
Dunterveycrage, lands of, 2, 933 
Duntervy (Duntervye), tenants in, 640, 

918, 932, 983 
Duntibla (Dumtubla, Drumtiblae), 

lands of, 357, 368 
Duratour, proprietor of, 653 
Durisaile (Durieshill), 436 
Dysart, parish church of burgh of, 

345 
„ parson or rector of, 312, 375, 491, 

690, 691, 716, 721, 804 
„ burgess of, 801 

Edinburgh, Castle of, 939 

„ sheriffdom of, 202, 400, 441, 463, 
479, 599, 607 



Edmestoun (Edmonston, Biggar), 

indweller in, 352 
Ekkekhill, orchards and gardens of, 

231, 294 
Erniggart Mill, tenant in, 816 
Esse, rector of, 375 

Falkirk, lands of, 211 

„ lands in, 840 

„ proprietors of, 430, 434, 464, 531, 
738, 831,832,903,998 

„ tenant in, 653 

„ vicar of, 212, 252 
Falscastell (Fastcastle), lady of, 145, 

Ferguslie, proprietor of, 490 

Fiddilcroft, land of, 169 

Flashill, Flass, Flask (Springfield, 
Linlithgow), lands of, 32, 33, 516, 
831, 832, 901 

Flisk, rector of, 658 

Fludderis, lands of, 606 

Forrestburn, lands of, 201 

Fortessat, lands of, 201 

Foschame, tenant in, 186 

P^oulhop (Foulhope), lands of, 100, 103 

P^oullisland, proprietor of, 666 

Foulwod, lands of, 939 
„ proprietor of, 939 

Friarhill (near Linlithgow) lands of, 
509 

Fylde, lands of, 362 

Fynnard (Fynnart), proprietor of, 9, 
37, 40, 57, 62, 63, 66, 67, 81, 82, 83, 
92,99, iGo, 102, 103, 104, III, 119, 
136, 143, 145, 146, 151, 154, 156, 165, 
166, 167, 168, 176, 194, 201,202, 235, 
291, 306, 384, 431 

Gale Wattir (Gelly Water), 816 
Gallowiscruk, lands of, 474 
Galray (Gallery), lands of, 66, 67 
Galthollis (Gauldwell), chaplainry of, 

288 
Garbrane (Carbrane), lands of, 368 
Gardenershill, tenant in, 495 
Gardrenhill, lands of, 357 
Garschoir, lands of, 357, 368 
Gartmoir, tenant in, 818 
Gartmyllane, proprietor of, 434 
Garttarrie (Gartary), proprietor of, 

267 
Geffin (Giffene, Gyffyne), proprietors 

of, 70, 583, 608 
Geyne (Gain), lands of, 186, 187 
Gifgerslo (Gilkerscleugh), lands of, 92 
Gillanderisland, tenant in, 478 

„ Overquarter of, tenant in, 875 
Gilstoun, tenants in, 49, 754, 941 

„ Over Gilston, tenant in, 964 
Glasgow, Cathedral Church of, 38 



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Glasgow, diocese of, 37, 38, 61, 62, 63, 
64, 178, 312 

Glenhuche, proprietor of, 178 

Glenkirk, proprietor of, 358 

Glenlugy, lands of, 368 

Glennagis (Glennagas), proprietor of, 
194 

Gloret, proprietor of, 939 

Gogar, Over Gogar, tenant in, 736, 910 

Gorgy, lands of, 81 

Goslington, proprietor of, 608 

Grange (Grange in Kinneil), pro- 
prietors of, 61, 62, 63, 157, 248, 
250, 251, 384, 604, 629, 643, 
652 
„ tenants in, 125, 460, 716, 838 

Greinbiirn, lands of, 480 

Greynehill in Slamannane Mour 
(Greenhill), tenant in, 477, 787 

Greyne Huk, lands of, 299 

Greenyard, lands of, 368 

Grugfutt (Grougfoot), lands in, 528, 
905, 933 
„ tenants in, 429, 528, 677, 747, 
806, 825, 905, 909, 959, 965, 
967, 969, 970, 971, 975, 982, 
992 

Gunnarschaw, tenant in, 720 

Hadintoun, constabulary of, 202 
Haggis, proprietor of, 100 

„ tenant in, 652 
Halburne, lands of, 100, 103 
Halden, proprietor of, 354 
Halglen, tenant in, 486 
Halis, barony of, 282 
Halkheid (Hakkat), proprietor of, 29, 

78, 247,492, 522, 562, 574, 581 
Hanginschaw, proprietor of, 479, 480 
Hanyng (Haynyng), Mains of, 334 

„ proprietors of, 31, 51, 52, 286, 
305, 328, 334, 335i 401, 497, 
658, 730, 785, 836, 871 

„ tenant in, 855, 951 
Harbartshire, barony of, 357 
Harehope, lands of, 206 
Harthill, tenant in, 506 
Harttre Estir, proprietor of, 354, 441 
Hawthornsyk, lands of, 476 
Heidmontschielis ( Hirmontscheles), 

proprietors of, 42, 62, 63, 198, 479, 

645, 698 
Heidlands, Rig in, 589 
Hemflattis, Rigs in, 589 
Hesilsyd (Hazleside), lands of, 156 
Hesselhed, proprietor of, 70 
Hieriggis, proprietors of, 194 
Hilderstoun, lands of, 558, 559 

„ proprietor of, 685, 695, 827, 937 

„ tenant in, 946 
Hilhous, lands of, 646, 688 



Hilhous, proprietor of, 2, 23, 26, 28, 29 
39, 51,646 
„ tenants in, 514, 571, 688, 718, 
805, 811, 847, 848, 849, 91 1, 
970 
„ Estir, tenant in, 542 
„ Nethir, lands of, 743 ; tenant in, 

470 
,, Westir, called vSouthhill, lands of, 
542, 849 ; proprietor of, 849 
Hill, lands of, 368 
„ proprietor of, 490 
„ proprietors of, 226, 248, 609 
,, tenant in, 892 
Hiltlie, lands of, 935 
Hingansyde, Hyngandsyd (Hanging- 
side), lands of, 367, 508, 698 
Hirst, lands of, 201 

Hoile Myln (Hole Mill), mill lands of 
Preston called, 570, 571, 619 
„ fiar of, 619 
„ tenants in, 485, 570, 619, -JJ^)^ 

77A 
Hoill (Hole), lands of, 357, 368 
Hoilhouss (Holehouse), tenant in, 787, 

902 
Holyrood, monastery of, 199, 200, 203 

„ regality of, 428 
Housby (Housebyres), tenant in, 425 
Houstone (Houstoun), lands of, 384 
„ tenants in, 55, 736, 837, 879, 910, 
912 
Hovvden, or Nethir Howdoune, tenant 

in, 400, 617, 618 
Humbe, Humbie (in West Lothian), 
lands of, 666 
„ proprietors of, 5, 28, 57, 58, 65, 
68, 69, 77, 78,96, 151, 194,204, 
223, 225, 253, 338, 340, 369, 
627, 666, 790, 907 
„ (in Midlothian), proprietor of, 5.80 

INCHE (Insche, also called Insch of 
Kerss), tenants in, 432, 433, 739, 
740, 757, 762, 768, 769, 17^, 772, 
808, 809, 821, 822, 823, 824 

Inchmavvchane (Inglismauchane, 

Ecclesmachen), proprietors of, 
379, 457, 508, 529, 546, 564, 
661, 679, 841 
„ rector of, 225, 300 
„ tenants in, 810, 874 

Inchno (Inchoch), lands of, 186, 187 

Innerpafre (Innerpeffray), 790 

Innerweik, vicar of, 412, 532 

Invertig, vicar of, 343 

Insche of Baythcat (Inch), tenant in, 
506 

Inscherig, tenant in, 855 

Jaw Estir, tenant in, 573, 574 



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Jordanhill, lands of, 38 

Katcastell (Cotcastle), proprietor 

of, 136 
Kellis, rector of, 548, 570, 571, 575, 

699, 700, 835, 872 
Kerss, barony of, 211, 220, 299, 425, 
430, 432, 687, 757, 780, 832, 
870 
„ tenant in, 82 
„ Little Kerse, farm of, 378 ; tenant 

in, yi^^ 739, 740, 769, 771 
„ West Kerse, barony of, 870 ; 
tenants in, 755, 757, 780, 821, 
822, 823, 870 
Kerss-in-Kyill, proprietor of, 636 
Kerssebank, tenants in, 754, 821, 822, 

823 
Ketilstoun (Kettilstoun, Cattilstoun), 
barony of, 819 
„ lands of, 509, 819 
„ tenants in, 819, 911 
„ Little Kettlestone, barony of, 
536, 583, 7i5» 944; proprietor 
of, 42 
„ Mains of, tenant in, 753 
Kilbowy, lands of, 368 
Kilbryd, lordship of, 81 
„ proprietor of, 939 
„ rector of, 37, 38, 684 
Kilburne, proprietor of, 37, 38 
Kildrum, lands of, 368 
Killaucht (Killoch), lands of, 81 
Killicante, lands of, 861 

„ proprietor of, 861, 864, 865 
Kilpont (Kynpont), barony of, 601 
„ lands in, 601 
„ tenants in, 98, 601, 973, 974 
Kilsyth, tenant in, 414 
Kincadyowlaw, lands of, 5 

„ indweller in, 5 
Kincaid, proprietor of, 354 
Kincardin onele, Kincardin, parson or 
rector of, 198, 296, 312, 340, 
408,553,561,615,616,667,668, 
682, 692, 721, 828, 844, 845, 
890, 899 
„ teinds of, 615, 616, 667, 668, 844, 
845,901 
Kincavill, Kincawill, Kyngcavill 
(Kingscavil), Bank or Craig of, 
524, 525 
„ lands of, 26, 27, 28, 282, 501, 

„ lands of Quhitflatt in, 957 

„ town -of, 524, 525 

„ proprietors of, 2, 9, 22, 23, 26, 28, 
29, 31, 40, 5o» 5I5 52,63,82,97, 
181, 247, 282, 384, 542, 633, 
702, 717, 803, 860, 933, 957, 
958, 989 



Kincavill, Kincawill, Kyngcavill 

(Kingscavil), tenants in, 363, 384, 

501,515,524, 525, 535,851,859,943, 

968, 971 
Kinglass (Kinglas), tenants in, 407, 978 
King's Lands (near Linlithgow), 3 
King's Park of Linlithgow (Parkhead), 

tenant in, 525 
Kingshauchholme, lands of, 213 
Kippis, tenant in, 473, 750 
Kirkhill, proprietor of, 638 
Kirkintilloch (Kirkintullocht), annual- 
rent on, 357 

„ mains of, 357 

„ park of, 357, 368 

„ peel of, 368 

„ town of, 368 
Kirkle, proprietor of, 164 
Kirkliston, barony of, 666 

„ parish officer of, 927 

„ vicar of, 375 

„ Mains, tenant in, 851 
Kirkmechall, lands of, 939 
Kirknewtoun, kirk lands of, 482, 483, 
510, 537, 557,580 

„ rector of, 376, 482, 484, 510, 557, 
580, 680, 694, 728, 820, 834, 935 
Kittymour (Kittymure), lands of, 81, 
213,453 

„ proprietor of, 453 
Knokhill, proprietor of, 703 
Koichnoich (Cochno), proprietor of, 

490 
Kyngisfield, Kyngisfeld, lands of, 235, 

384 

„ proprietor of, 793, 794 

„ tenant in, 364, 528, 858 
Kynnard (Kinnard), proprietors of, 435, 

436, 437, 438, 455, 456, 459, 545, 660, 

683, 786 
Kynnele, barony of, 226, 251, 961, 991 

„ church lands of, 105 

„ minister of, 906 

„ parish church of, 203 

„ proprietor of, 414 

„ tenants in, 2 1 7, 224, 225, 465, 466, 
467, 784, 936,991 

„ vicar of, 203 

„ Over Kinneil, tenants in, 825, 991 

Lammesyde (near Torphichen), 623 
Lammyntoun, rector of, 61, 62, 63, 

64, 344 
„ rectory of, 344 
Lanark, sheriffdom of, 81, 92, 99, 104, 
119, 136, 156, 166, 186, 201, 
202, 213, 224, 347, 348, 352, 
356, 358, 359, 453, 794 
„ teinds of, 165 
Langcragerige, land in, 983 
Langlandis, lands of, 368 



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Index Loco7'U7ii 



Langsyde, Over and Nether lands of, 

182 
Langtoun, barony of, 146 

„ proprietor of, 146, 157 
Lany (Lennie), tenants in, 779, 813, 

Laswaid, indvveller in, 19 
Latliame, proprietors of, 57, 65, 99, 102, 
119, 121, 222, 497 

, tenants in, i, 34, 37, 58, 68, 151, 
166 
Laiichup (Locligate), tenant in, 895 
Laverokmure (near Linlithgow), lands 

called, 509, 553,. 554, 561 
Law, The, tenant in, 713 
Ledeis Mill, tenant in, 915 
Lennon (Lennox), tenant in, 783 
Lennox, lands of, yj'j^ 628, 695 

„ tenant in, 628 
Lenye, Lenze, Lynne (Lenzie), barony 
of, 368 

„ tenant in, 914 

„ Waterheid of, lands of, 368 ; 
tenant in, 914 
Levelandis (Livilands), lands of, 346 
Levingstoun (Levyngstoun), barony of, 
707 

,, kirkland of, tenant in, 951 

„ mill, tenant in, 933 

„ tenants in, 736, 737, 766, 855 
Libbertoun, annuals of, 497 

„ barony of, 794 

„ lands of, 794 

„ proprietor of, 497, 794 

„ tenant in, 497 
Linlithgow — 

Academy Grounds, 114, 137, 240, 
331, 761, 994 

Alms House, 953 

Arran's Lodging, 22 

Birdis Land, 424 

Brewery, 171, 173, 208, 440 

Burgh Lands, 454, 455 

Burgh Loch, 629 

Burgh School Yard, 620, 625 

Calder's Lodging, 481, 497 

Clarendon, 303 

Common Vennel, 641 

Cross House, 175, 289, 353, 453 

Curate of, 6, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 
35, 40, 48, 80, 174, 236, 237, 343, 
353, 721, 723 

Dogwell Wynd, 252 

Finnart's Lodging, 476 

Flesh House, 997 

Foulis Land, 448 

Friarhill, 828 

Goat of the Loch, 169 

Golden Cross, 314 

Guild Acre, 693 

Kaitchpeel, 678, 744 



Linlithgow {co?iid.) — 

King's Hunting Park, 17, 18, 384 

Lambert's Yard, 426, 620, 686, 697 

Lochmill, 662 

Lordship of, 384 

Market Cross, 543, 571, 585, 598, 
651, 655, 660, 730, 779, 837, 839, 
841,902,933 

M mister of, 493, 643, 678, 804, 953 

Palace (writs signed at), 150, 182, 
206, 208, 213, 286, 288, 345, 560 

Palace and Peel, 340, 384, 407, 426, 
560, 620, 625, 676, 678, 709, 724, 
744, 751, 752, 761, 781, 839, 864, 
907, 994 

Parish Church, 31, 32, 36, 2>7, 39, 4i, 
44, 48,61, 63,80,83, 115, 119, 136, 
143, 151, 168, 170, 174, 208, 312, 
362, 366, 367, 375, 391, 393,411, 
418, 422, 448, 452, 471, 473, 493, 
548, 633, 650, 652, 674, 690, 693, 
699, 709, 721, 726, 741, 743, 744, 
746, 798, 800, 815, 835, 837, 859, 
861, 862, 864, 871, 872, 883, 920, 

921, 933, 953, 996, 997 
Altars in — 
All Saints, 71, 127, 179, 331, 372, 

633, 650 
Blessed Virgin Mary, 317, 331, 353 
Blessed Virgin Mary (Beggis), 

173, 237, 252, 314, 353 
I/igA Altar, 80, 83, 367, 452, 690, 

693, 709 
Holy Blood, i^l, 353 
Holy Cross, 175, 237, 353 
Holy Saviour, lyj, 303, 629 
Holy T7'inity, 89, 90, 131, 189, 

190, 19T, 237, 325, 449, 726, '^^1 
St. Aftdrew, 237, 238, 353, 772 
St. Anne, 86, 87, 142, 174, 212, 

237, 278, 307 
St. Anthony, 12, 624, 883, 996, 

997 
St. Bridget, 43, 75, 109, 237, 744, 

859 
St. Eligius {Eloy), 519, 815 
St. John Baptist, 115, 237, 331 
St. John Evafigelist, 151, 232, 

237, 300, 353 
St. Katherine, 61, 143, 161, 162, 

170, 366, 699, 798 
St. Nicholas, 152, 331 
St. Ninian, 171, 208, 227, 228, 237, 

353 

St. Peter, 391 
Plum, 547, 550, 551, 552, 824, 993 
Provostship, 225 
Regent P^actory, 43, 109 
Rivalsgreen, 547, 993 
Sheriffdom of, 3, 9, 22, 23, 29, 31, 42, 

51, 57,68,70,82, 85, 97, 98, IQ5, 



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Linlithgow {contd.) — 

ij8, 145, 146, 154. 157, 164, 182, 
195, 207, 223, 227, 23 r, 235, 250, 
251, 286, 302, 364, 367, 383, 410, 
411, 4 '5, 418, 422, 423, 464, 468, 
470, 471, 473, 474,476, 477, 485, 
487, 488, 517, 529, 535, 536, 539, 
545, 555, 563, 564, 570, 583, 587, 
592, 593, 595. 601, 602, 606, 608, 
643, 646, 651, 666, 698, 702, 703, 
707, 709,713, 714, 730, 731, 732, 
738, 741, 743, 750, 773, 781, 788, 
803, 811, 861, 862, 873, 879, 921, 

944,957,991 

Sheriff of, 2, 22, 39, 253, 475, 542, 
617, 702, 737, 803, 812,958 

Sheriff-Clerk of, 40, 582 

Sheriff-Depute of, 98, 305, 384 

Shoemakers' Land, 290 

Springfield, 831, 832 

Star and Garter Hotel, J^) 

St. Catherine's Acre, 170 

Teind Barn, 291 

Tenements in, 12, 19, 25, 43, 44, 71, 
72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 86-91, 93-5, 
106, 109, 1 10-12, 114, 116, 120, 
T22-131, 133-5, 137-142, 144, 147-8, 
152-3, 155,158-163, 171-5,179-181, 
183-5, 189-193, 199, 200, 204-5, 
208-10, 212, 215-6, 219, 227-30, 
232-4, 236-40, 242-5, 247, 252, 
256-274, 277-9, 283-5, 289-93, 295- 
8, 300-1, 303-4, 307-10, 313-27, 

329-32, 336-7,353, 361, 381-2,384- 
90, 394-9, 402-8, 412-4, 416-7, 419- 
21, 424, 426-7, 439-40, 442-7, 449- 
51, 454, 457, 460-1, 465-7, 481, 
494,497, 502-3, 518-9, 531-2, 541, 
543, 544, 547, 549-52, 568-9, 57 1-2, 
576-9, 596-8, 600, 605, 61 1-4, 620, 
624-7, 631, 639, 641, 647, 649-50, 
662, 671, 673, 676, 683-4, 686, 689- 
690, 693, 697, 699-701, 716, 726-7, 
744-6, 761, 804, 817, 835, 859, 868, 
876, 883, 901, 920, 950, 993, 994, 
996, 997 
Tolbooth of, 624, 812, 883, 995, 997 
Vicar of, 80, 136 
Vicarage of, 80 

Victoria Hall, 158, 215, 236, 649 
Windy Yetts, 393 
Linstrayth, mill and lands of, 861 
Loch^ar, lands of, 357 
Lochcottis (Lochcote), 520 
Lochgallye (Lochgelly), lands of 

Easter, 431 
Lochhill, proprietor of, 368 
Lochhous (Lochhouse, Loichous), 
lands of, 207, 392 
„ proprietors of, 392, 541, 731, 746, 
760, 961 



Logymontross, Rector of, 368 

Louchhurd, tenant in, 479, 480 

Lochtullo, lands of, 194 
„ tenant in, 953 
„ villa of, 194 

Lone Dykes, Over and Nether (Lin- 
lithgow), lands of, 548, 699, 700 

Longton, tenant in, 988 

Lonyrig (Linlithgow), lands of, 3, 117, 

393 

,, tenant in, 429, 745 
Lugyebray (Logiebrae), tenant in, 

946 
Lymemyin (Linn Mill), Miller in, 567 
Lystoun Auld, tenant in, 145 

Magdalans, Master of, 721 
Magdalene, Chapel of St. Mary, 306 
Magdalene Cross, 331 
Magdalensyd (Madillansyd, Madil- 

lance, Magdalens, near Linlithgow), 

lands of, 261, 529 
Maltplum, lands of, 540, 853 

„ proprietor of, 540, 734, 853 

„ tenants in, 540, 853 
Maner, proprietor of, 757, 808 
Manerstoun (Mannerstoun), fortalice 
of, 476 

„ lands of, i, 23, 82, 83, 145, ^54, 
176,415,475 

,, proprietor of, 337, 707 

„ tenants in, 534, 587, 881 

,, valuation of teind sheaves of, 

587, 595 
Manuel Mains, tenant in, 961 
Manuel Mill, tenant in, 538, 730, 880 
Manuel, monastery of, 399 
Manuel Rig, tenant in, 621, 622 
Manuell (Manwall, Manwell), barony 
of, 328, 534, 826, 875 
„ proprietor of, 636 
„ tenants in, 414, 462, 550, 551, 
552, 636, 876, 880, 923, 954, 
961, 964 
Mauchanschyd (Machanshire), barony 

of, 166, 224 

Mauchlenhole (Mauchleinhole, Mauch- 

leynhole, Maklinhole, Mauch- 

linhoile), proprietor of, 435, 

437, 438, 449, 674, 683, 699, 

700, 703, 704, 705, 727, 976 

„ tenant in, 475, 487, 488, 493, 548, 

564, 658, 688, 719, 726, 732, 

735, 739, 740, 757, 766, 768, 

769, 77^, 772, 77S, 77^, 777. 

77^, 789, 793, 808, 809, 824 

Mawdestoun (Maddiston), proprietor 

of, 448, 449, 454, 464, 466, 715, 

„ tenant m, 801 
Mayneheid and Mains, lands of, 357 



Index Locorum 



Mechalhill (Mitchelhill), proprietor of, 

350 
Medilrige, tenant in, 988 
Medop, Meidhope (Midhope), lands 
of, I, 82, 145, 154, 176, 488 

„ proprietors of, 9, 376, 476, 487, 
488, 617, 618, 732, 775, 776, 
777, 791, 792, 849, 850 

„ tenant in, 143, 145, 146, 151, 154, 
168 
Melgoiind, proprietor of, 62 " 
Meilvile (Meilville, Melvile), barony 

of, 78, 98, 458, 462, 478, 491, 492, 

521, 540, 562, 588, 599, 621, 632, 

853, 869, 882, 897, 898 
Mento, proprietor of, 288 
Menyeis, barony of, 356 

„ proprietor of, 356 
Meretoun (Merryton), proprietor of, 

641, 694 
Methven, provost of, 312 
Middlebinning. See Braidlaw, 
Momerelles, Moumarelles, Mummer- 

alis, Miimrellis (Mumrills), tenants 

in, 495, 739, 740,769, 77 1,903 
Mongall, tenant in, 768 
Mongall Ovir, tenant in, 956 
Mongallismailing, lands of, 357 
Monkland, lordship of, 186 
Morton, lands of, 231, 294, 464, 738 
„ proprietor of, 738, 842 
„ tenant in, 713 
Morvinsyde, Morwinsyd, Morwynsyde, 
Wuravin (Muiravonside), Glen- 
nisplace of, proprietor of, 562 ; 
tenants in, 540, 621, 634, 898 
,, Hill of, proprietor of, 458, 491, 
492 ; tenant in, 499, 500, 521, 
523, 562, 588, 622, 632, 865 
„ lands of, proprietor of, 540 ; 
tenants in, 409, 458, 562, 801, 
870 
„ Middillquarter, lands called, 492, 
521, 622, 685 ; tenants in, 540, 
562, 622, 685 
„ Mill of, proprietor of, 78 
„ Nuk of, tenant in, 898 
„ Westirfauld, lands called, 521, 

522 
„ Wodsyd, lands called, 78, 458, 
462, 588, 632 ; tenants in, 462, 
492, 535, 562, 588, 632, 683 
Mossyd, lands of, 224 
Mountjoy, acre in, 509 
Mourhous (Murhous), Temple lands 
of, 250 
„ tenants in, 965, 967, 978 
Mukraw, tenant in, 946 
Mureheid, lands of, 201 
Mureleis (Merrylees), lands of, 606 
Murestoun, lands of Nether, 441, 481 



Mydilrig (Middlerigg, near Shieldhill). 

tenant in, 922 
Myirheid, tenant in, 923 

„ Wester Myrehead, tenant in, 964 
Mylburne (Milburne, Millburne), pro- 
prietor of, 453, 464, 543, 682, 
698, 744, 745, 789 
,, tenant in, i, 150, 165, 166, 197, 
366 
Myltoun, lands of, 368 
„ Myln, tenant in, 986 

Nesbit, proprietor of, 356 

Ness or Ness of Kinneil, proprietor of, 

748 
„ tenants in, 483, 532, 624, 935 
Netherhek, lands of, 226 
Nethirfield in Strathaven, proprietor 

of, 608 
Nethirwood, lands of, 357 
Neuk, Nuik, Nuk (now Muiravonside 
House and lands), lands and 
mill of, 478, 491, 499, 500, 523, 
621 
„ proprietors of, 303, 304, 448, 517 
„ tenants in, 491, 499, 500, 523, 
551,621,923 
Newbiggin, proprietor of, 384 
Newbottil, tenant in, 564, 565 

„ monastery of, 336 
Newhouses, tenant in, 21 
Newlands, near Falkirk, lands of, 870 

„ tenant in, 850, 870 
Newlistoun, proprietor of, 812, 813, 
814, 918 
„ Overnewlistoun, teinds of, 167 
Newtoune (in parish of Avondale), 
proprietor of, 99, 100, 10 r, 102 
„ (in parish of Abercorn), tenant 
in, 464 
Noblistoun, proprietor of, 939 
Nudre-merschell, proprietor of, 157 
Nycholtoun (near Polmont), lands of, 
328 

OCHILTRE, Ouchiltre (Linlithgow- 
shire), tenants in, 483, 508, 534, 
660, 747, 753, 755, 802, 811, 
847, 848, 873, 878, 879, 908, 
911, 917, 919, 931, 943, 949, 
952, 968, 975, 979, 984. 

„ Little, tenant in, 607 

„ Mekill, tenants in, 924, 948, 986 

„ Mains of. Standing Stane in, 873 

„ Myln, tenant in, 723 
Ogilface, Ouchilface, barony of, 468, 
469, 470, 477, 487, 511, 5M, 
539, 545, 555, 556, 573, 703, 
731, 732, 743, 795, 818, 832, 
861, 862, 921 

„ lands of, proprietor of, 214 



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Ogilface, Ouchilfacc, Craigs of, tenant 
in, 795, 8 18 
„ East Craigs of, lands and mill of, 
468, 469, 487, 732 ; tenant in, 
468, 469, 487, 749 
„ West Craigs of, tenants in, 946 
Outerstoun (Otterston), lands of, 892 
Ovircrage, proprietor of, 400 
Ovirhillhous, lands of, 477, 573, 703i 
704, 861 
„ tenant in, 470, 477, 573 
Ovirmungall (near Falkirk), tenants 

in, 218, 573, 574 
Oxingangis, proprietor of, 65 

Padokschaw (Paddockhall), tenant 

in, 947 
Paikis Hoile, tenant in, 902 
Pantre, proprietor of, 345 
Pardowin (Pardovan), lands and mill 
of, 338 
„ proprietors of, 338, 384, 448, 457, 
501, 515, 587, 595, 629, 678, 
746,841,864,865,871,977 
„ tenants in, 5, 24, 26, 28, 60, 65, 
69, 76, 77, 78,98, 151,204,214, 
331, 666, 791, 908, 917, 961, 

977,989 
Park, or Park of Kincavill, proprietor 
of, 464, 485, 528, 576, 577, 578, 610, 
617,635,643, 738, 781,812, 816,841, 
856, 858, 864, 867, 893, 933 
Parkend, tenant in, 898, 899 
Parkhall, lands of, 335 

„ proprietors of, 334, 335, 730 

Parkle (Parkley, Parklie), lands of, 

280 

„ tenants in, 6, 13, 15, 24, 30,49, 

53, 62, 63, 201, 280, 440, 550, 

551, 552, 636, 688, 735, 775, 

776, m, 985 

„ Easter Parklie, tenant in, 688, 

.945 

,, Little Parklie, lands of, 50, 423 

„ Mekill Parklie, lands of, 636 
Paslay, monastery of, 829, 830 

„ proprietor of, 718 
Pauperwarthills (Paperhills), lands of, 

201 
Peebles, sheriffdom of, 206 
Pentosken (Bantaskine), indweller in, 4 

,, lands of, 348 

„ proprietors of, 4, 215, 218, 264, 
266, 267, 268, 269 
Perth, sheriffdom of, 362, 696 
Philiphauch, proprietor of, 463 
Philipstoun, lands of, 2 

„ tenants in, 9, 28, 63, 70, 107, 143, 

452,475,609,666,975 
,, town of, 475 
Pitcruve, barony of, 364 



Plane, barony of, 436 

Poldrat (Poldrait), barony of, 526 

„ lands of, 70, 509, 582, 583, 584, 
608, 610, 651, 944 

„ proprietor of, 582, 583, 584, 608 

„ tenant in, 651 
Polfoulis (Powfoulis), proprietor of, 

545, 866 
Polkemmat, lands of, 182 
Polmont, tenants in, 409, 941 
Polmont Myln, tenant in, 816 
Portarsyde (Portarschyde, lands of, 

944 
„ tenants m, 877, 909, 936, 944 
Powmukkis, part of Hazelside, lands 

of, 156 
Powmyln, tenant in, 211 
Powokis Hole (Pollock's Hole), lands 

of, 357, 368 
Prestoun (near Linlithgow), lands of, 
509, 599, 619, 872 
„ proprietors of, 182, 464, 485, 508, 
619, 738, 875, 883, 957, 958, 
996, 997, 998 
„ teinds of, 280 

„ tenants in, 45, 46, 599, 796, 896 
„ territory of, 570 
„ township of, 383 
Prestonpans (Saltpreston), indwellers, 

942 
Pumphrastoun, proprietor of, 480 

QUARRELL and Wester Scottoun, pro- 
prietor of, 118, 576 
Ouater (Quarter), proprietor of, 509 
~„ Medill Quarter, proprietor of, 

884, 901 
Quhelt, proprietor of, 2 
Quhitbawkkis. See Whitebaulks. 
Quhitburne. See Whitburn. 
Quhit Corss. See Whitecross. 
Quhitflatt. See Whiteflatt. 
Quhitlaw. See Whitelaw. 
Quhitleis. See Whiteleys. 
Quhitrige. See Whiterigg. 
Quhitsone. See Whitsome. 
Quhitsyde. See Whiteside. 
Quidquhen (Quothquan), rector of, 288 

Ratho, minister of, 583 

„ proprietor of, 368 
Rattonraw, proprietor of, 695 
Rauchane, proprietors of, 358, 479 
Redding, town of, tenants in, 634, 754, 

899 
Reddoche (Reddocht), town and lands 

of, 220 
„ tenants in, 220, 226, 378, 517, 

630, 867 
Redfind, proprietor of, 521, 522 
Redhall, proprietor of, 146, 157 



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Redhauch (Redheuch, Reidheuch), 
lands of, 425 
„ tenants in, 299, 401, 403, 892 
Renfrew, sheriffdom of, 81, 194, 498, 

566,617, 846,937 
Repploycht, Ropploycht (Raploch), 

tenants in, 57, 'j'], 166 
Ricartoun, Recartoun (near Linlith- 
gow), lands of, 617, 618, 850 
„ proprietors of, 286, 287, 542, 610, 
617, 618, 687, 775. 776, 790, 
803, 815, 847, 849, 850, 896, 
919 
„ tenants in, 515, 542, 607, 636, 
640, 655, 660, 688, 775, 776, 
778, 803, 805, 811, 847, 848, 
850,851,904 
„ town of, 805 
Rivaldgrene, Ribbanis Greyne, Reben- 
nisgreyne, Rubunnis Greyne 
(Rivaldsgreen), lands of, 169 
„ proprietor of, 449, 518, 596, 597 
Roberton, barony of, 348 
Rodin Yett, 795 
Roskene and Slammanane, rector of, 

121, 221, 222, 225, 418 
Rusland, lands of, 251 
Rylandsyd, lands of, 99 
St. Andrews, archbishop of, 36, 80, 
167, 362, 368, 379 
,, diocese of, 80, 178, 203, 506 
„ official of, in Lothian, 36, 48, 143, 

2r7, 306, 307 
„ priory of, 131, 215, 264, 361 
St. Germans, Hospital of, lands of, 
398, 439, 440, 568, 569, 576, 
577, 578, 611, 612, 613, 614, 
765 
„ preceptor of, 765 
„ tenements in Linlithgow, 439, 
440, 568, 569, 576, 577, 578, 
611, 612, 613, 614 
Saltcottis (near Grangemouth), tenant 
in, 831, 832, 837 
„ Little Saltcottis, lands of, 432, 
433, 687, 831, 832, 901 ; pro- 
prietor of, 432, 657 ; tenants 
in, 428, 657, 887, 899 
,, Middle Saltcottis, tenant in, 432 
Sandehill, proprietor of, 402, 408, 459, 
658, 660, 676, 683 
„ tenant in, 455, 456, 749, 762 
Sandeholme, lands of, 81 
Sauchtoun, tenant in, 879 
Sauquhy, Mains of, 902 
Schawtoun, proprietor of, 40 
Scheilhill, proprietor of, 566 
Schervvay, Schoirway (Shirva), lands 

of, 357, 368 
Schottis, proprietor of, 384 
„ indwellers, 30, 677, 688 



Scottinflat (near Torphichen), lands of, 

592 
„ proprietor of, 937 
„ tenants in, 592, 594 
Scotston Hill, proprietor of, 973, 974 
Scottoun, Easter, lands of, 97, 474 

„ proprietor of, 606 
Scottoun, Wester, Scottistoun, lands 
of, 84, 85, 118, 364, 474.606 
„ proprietors of, 85, 118, 364, 501, 

535, 587, 595,606,681,833 
„ tenant in, 606 
Seittreis, Settreis, lands of, 853, 869, 
897, 898 
,, proprietor of, 540, 869 
„ tenants in, 853, 897, 898, 987 
Semoris (Seamores), lands of, 357 
Sevenhouses (Somerhouss), lands of, 
852 
„ proprietor of, 539, 567, 787, 837, 

852, 861, 864, 865, 872 

„ tenant in, 695, 783, 787, 852, 860 
Sheilfauld, tenant in, 812, 813, 814 
Skairhill (part of Over Hillhouse), 477 
Skelletoun, lands of, 224 

„ tenant in, 224 
Slamannan Mure, barony of, 695 

„ kirkland of, 766 

„ minister of, 735, 766, 772 
Smodinhirst, lands of, 182 
Smythistoun, lands of, 357, 368 
Skaythmure, proprietor of, 819 
Sornbege, lands of, 182 . 

Stakkis, proprietor of, 9 
Stanebyris, proprietor of, 156 
Stanehous, barony of, 8r, 99, 136, 213, 

453 
„ proprietor of, 100, 102 
,, tenant in, 282 
„ teinds of, 99 
Stankcottis, tenant in, 912 
Starlaw, lands of, 194 

„ tenants in, 711, 855 
Steilislandheid, lands of, 474 
Stirling (Striviling),Chapel Royal of,9oo 
„ Park of, 400, 675 
„ sheriffdom of, 6, 78, 81, 211, 
220, 226, 299, 328, 346, 355, 
368, 425, 428, 430, 432, 435, 
436, 458, 459, 462, 478, 492, 
495, 521, 534, 540, 562, 567, 
588, 609, 621, 632, 683, 687, 
695, 757, 780, 826, 832, 852, 

853, 869, 870, 875, 882, 897, 
903, 934 

„ tolbooth of, 762 

„ vicar of, 375 
Stonpillar, lands of, 564, 565 
Strabrok, Starbrok (near Broxburn), 
barony of, 564, 565, 879 

„ lands of, 926 



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Strabrok, Storbrok (near Broxburn), 
„ tenants in, 136, 400, 474, 475, 
497, 564, 565, 638, 749, 827, 
853, 926, 963, 989 
Strandschaw, lands of, 201 
Stray th, lands of, 901 

„ Easter, lands of, 862, 921 

,, mill and mill lands of, i;i4, 539, 

861 
„ tenants in, 514, 539 
Struthir, Struthirs (Crawford Priory), 
2,97 ' 

Tannocht, lands of, 368 
Tempill, vicar of, 65 
Tempillmanis, lands of, 481 
Temple lands in Linlithgow burgh, 

32, 79, 197, 255, 371, 372, 373, 381, 

550,551,552 
Terenterye (Terrentirrane), proprietor 

of, 567, 840 
Thankartoun, barony of, 358 

„ lands of, 358 

„ rectors of, 61, 62, 63, 64, 344 

„ rectory of, 61, 62, 63 
Thindkirris, tenant in, 679 
Thomastoun, Easter and Wester, 
lands of, 357 

,, proprietor of, 206 
Thornnybank, in barony of Torphichen, 

623 
Thorntoun Peil, 81 
Thornyhill, in barony of Antermony, 

903 
Tiree, rector of, 207, 288 
Torbane, tenant in, 924 
,, Easter, tenant in, 846 
„ Wester, teinds of, 846 
Torphichen (Torphiching, Torfychyn, 

Torfiching), barony of, 592,593, 

594, 623 
„ church of, 257 
„ altar in church of, 815 
„ lord of, 550, 558, 918 
„ lord of St. John of, 79, 197, 257, 

371, 372 
„ preceptors of, 22, 71, 72, 255 
„ tenants in, 520, 535, 558, 559, 

592, 593, 594, 623 
Torrens, proprietor of, 178 
Torthraven (Tortraven, Tortrawin, 

Tarthraven), Church of St. 

Leonard the Abbot at, 581 
„ proprietor of, 29, 72 
„ tenants in, 491, 492, 499, 500, 520, 

521, 522, 523, 558, 562, 619, 

622, 868, 869, 898 
,, Lochend of Tartraven, tenant in, 

882 
„ North Mains of Tartraven, tenant 

in, 995 



Torthraven (Tortraven, Tortrawin, 
Tarthraven), Over Tartraven, lands 
of, 520, 574 ; tenants in, 581, 988 

Towlihillrig, lands of, 341, 349, 350 

Tranent, indweller, 942 

Tuichir (Twechar), lands of, 357, 368 

Tulleboll, indweller, 816 

Twede, lands of, 100, 102 
„ Nether Twede, 100 

Upcragge, tenant in, 779 
Uphaw, lands of, 638 
„ proprietor of, 638, 841 

Wairdlaw (Wardlaw), proprietors of, 
468, 469, 558, 695, 702 
„ tenant in, 882 
Walkmyltoun, Volkmyltoun (near 
Linlithgow- Bridge), steading 
and mailing in town of, 534, 
659 
„ tenants m, 47, 534, 659, 981 
Wallacerig, tenant in, 409 
Walterstoun (Waterston), lands of, 98 

„ tenant in, 708 
Waltoun (Weltoun, Walltoun), lands 
of, 146, 410 
„ proprietor of, 587, 819, 858 
„ tenant in, 497, 806, 807, 969, 970 
Wanfurd (Waxfurd, Westfurd), pro- 
prietor of, 564, 696 
Warestoun, proprietor of, 605 
Wauchtoun and Patrick, proprietor of, 

66 
Weitacre, lands of, 901 

„ tenant in, 511, 512, 513, 852 
Wellhouseof Torphiching (Wallhouse), 

tenant in, 592, 593, 594 
Wemies W^ester, tenant in, 853 
Westirhillhous, tenant in, 805 
Westirwod, lands of, 357, 368 
Westwod, lands of, 357 
West Port, proprietor of, 576, 577, 

578 
West Quarter, proprietor of, 371, 430, 
434, 553, 554, 556, 561, 682, 
692, 836, 862 
„ tenant in, 692 
Whitebaulks, lands of, 29 

„ tenant in, 636, 971, 985 

Whitburn, steading of, 590 

„ Whitburn Mill, tenant in, 924 
„ Whitburn Wester, tenant in, 735 

Whitecross, tenant in, 840, 923 

Whiteflatt, lands of, 957 

Whitelaw, proprietor of, 702 
„ steelbar goods in, 829 
„ tenants in, 311, 736, 980 

Whiteleys, lands of, 357 

Whiterigg, lands of, 81 
„ tenants in, 409, 634 



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Index Locorum 



Whiteside, lands of, 566 

„ tenants in, 409, 566, 632, 718, 962, 
972 
Whitsome, proprietor of, 201 
Wilcokisholm, proprietor of, 524, 525, 

712,764,906 
Williamcraggis(Wilyemcragg is), lands 
of, 485, 730, 760, 773, 774 

„ tenant in, 22, 39, 55, 56 
Williamstoun Nethir, lands of, 441, 

481 
Winchburgh, tenant in, 971 



Wodcokdale, tenants in, 442, 443, 44/ 
445, 446, 447, 507, 537, 538 

Wodhouslie, proprietor of, 995 

Wodquarter, lands of, 795 
„ tenants in, 470 

Wodsyd. See Muiravonside. 

Wodsyd of Torphichen, tenant in, 833 

Wyndegaithill, lands of, 356 

Yai.lOW Struthir, tenant in, 496 
Yestir, proprietor of, 16 
Youngarshillis, lands of, 604 



Index Rerum 



Absolution after excommunication, 48, 

339 
Adjudication of tenements, 86, 89, [42, 

212 
Arbitration, 62 
Assithement, 679 
Baliff s fees, 235, 364 
Betrothal and marriage, ceremony of, 

40,41 
Christianity, court of, 375 
Crafts, 281, 642, 756, 758, 782, 860, 

866, 913, 935 
Divorce, 365 
Inventories, 481, 496, 535, 580, 692, 

719, 720, 735-6, 785, 821, 829, 843, 

885, 923, 932, 947 8 



Investiture of vicars, 80, 203, 506 
„ of chaplains, 10, 115 

Library, catalogue of, 694 

Lining of tenement, 761 

Notary's note, 472 

Physician, contract with, 246 

Provost, licence to elect a, 225 

Removal under decree, procedure of, 
50, 651,657, 709, 740 

Symbols, use of, 10, 12-3, 25, 37, 51-3, 
57, 71, 73-5, 80, 93, 97-8," 106, 109, 
III, 115, 118, 122, 142, 146, 151, 228, 
330-1, 357, 362, 368, 384, 485, 531, 
542, 581, 626, 629, 803, 825, 958 

Teinds, 99, 165, 474, 587, 595, 846 
935, 977 



ERRATA. 

212, line I : iov apprising r^did adjudication (verb, adiudicavit). 
216: after Willia7n Salioun^ insert, son of John Salioun, 

burgess of Linlithqw^ and of Christina Ker^ his wife. 
289, I St line : {qx James ^ read Robert. 

last line : for sergeants read sergeant. 
295, last line : for sergeants read sergeant. 
351, 2nd line : for his read her. 
379, last line : for i 577 read 1 557. 
420, 2nd line : for Glen read Ferrear. 
574, 2nd line : omit a?td heir. 



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